Zachary Holdsman


Zachary Holdsman is the lead associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Intellectual Property Department. He is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and focuses his practice on counseling clients in obtaining, maintaining, and enforcing their intellectual property.

Zach uses his expertise in intellectual property prosecution and portfolio management to ensure the protection of his diverse clients’ valuable intellectual property assets. Additionally, he represents clients in intellectual property litigation and various business transactions.

In addition to intellectual property matters, Zach demonstrates versatility and depth across a spectrum of legal arenas. From commercial litigation to labor and employment law, product liability to maritime disputes, toxic torts to catastrophic events, Zach remains a steadfast advocate for his clients’ interests.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Zach worked in the Intellectual Property Department at Spark Therapeutics through a legal co-op program, where he assisted in the management and prosecution of key intellectual property assets in the field of gene therapy.

Zach received his J.D., with a concentration in intellectual property, from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Rising Advocate Scholarship and the Robert B. Washburn Intellectual Property Law Scholarship. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.S. in Plant Biology and minors in Sustainability and Technology Entrepreneurship. Prior to attending law school, Zach worked for Corteva Agriscience, formerly the agricultural unit of DowDuPont and Pioneer Hi-Bred, assisting in field agronomy studies and utilizing novel digital agronomy tools for marketing and agricultural management. Zach has also worked as a laboratory technician in the fields of molecular genetics and cell biology, including environmental pathogen studies, plant diagnostics, and turfgrass management.

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Law School

  • Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Undergraduate School

  • University of Maryland, College Park