Zachary Holdsman is an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Departments. Zach focuses his practice on intellectual property prosecution and portfolio management. Zach also counsels clients in intellectual property litigation matters as well as in business transactions involving intellectual property assets. He also represents clients in a variety of other practice areas including business litigation, commercial litigation, labor and employment, product liability, toxic torts and catastrophic events.
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 of the newly emerging field of gene therapy. Zach also previously volunteered at the Andy & Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic and Drexel University’s Criminal Record Expungement Project.
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 Robert B. Washburn Intellectual Property Law Scholarship. Zach also served as a teaching assistant for Professor Amy Montemarano.
Zach graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Plant Biology and minors in Sustainability and Technology Entrepreneurship. Prior to attending law school, Zach worked for Corteva Agriscience, formerly DuPont Pioneer, 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 turf grass management.
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- Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
- University of Maryland, College Park