Lee Hollaar Ph.D.

University of Utah
Hollaar, Lee A.

Lee Hollaar is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, where he taught software and hardware systems design as well computer and intellectual property law. Dr. Hollaar was on the faculty of the University of Illinois prior to joining the University of Utah in 1980.

During his 1996-97 academic year sabbatical, he was a fellow at the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he worked on patent reform legislation, database protection, and what eventually became the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He was also a visiting scholar with Circuit Judge Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before that, he completed two years of law school at the University of Utah.

He is a registered patent agent and is involved with patent and other software-related litigation as an expert witness, consultant, and special master. Professor Hollaar is the author of Legal Protection of Digital Information (think and code Books, 2002).

Mr. Hollaar is a senior member of the IEEE, and served as chair its Intellectual Property Committee. He is also a member of ACM, and was the vice-chair of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval. Dr. Hollaar is a Registered Patent Agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is a founding member of the National Association of Patent Practitioners.

Mr. Hollaar recieved his B.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.


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