Welcome to J. Mark Holland & Associates!
We are a full-service intellectual property law firm, located in Irvine, California, USA. We hope that you find this website helpful. Please contact us if you have questions or suggestions, or if you would like to consult with one of our attorneys or agents.
Our Specialty Areas:
Our firm specializes in obtaining, enforcing, assisting with, and advising regarding the following intellectual property matters:
- Trade Secrets
- Related Litigation, Arbitration, and Licensing
In addition to more conventional litigation strategies, we have obtained and have successfully defended against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, and have successfully litigated in the U.S. Courts of Appeal.
Our Rates are Reasonable:
We are pleased that a U.S. Federal Court has held that our billing rates are reasonable. Click here and here to see copies of those Orders, by which the Court ordered opposing counsel to pay nearly $120,000 in sanctions to our client.
We Can Help You Protect YOUR Creativity:
We feel privileged to work with and assist creative people and companies. We would be pleased to try to help you protect and benefit from any of your intellectual creativity, be it a "great intellectual breakthrough" or otherwise.
Even if your creation seems relatively commonplace, we encourage you not to underestimate yourself and your creativity and the possibility that it could benefit the world, be commercially successful for you, or both. We would be glad to try to help you identify, define, enjoy, and share the value of your creativity. As you may realize, intellectual creativity is so important that our country's founders included it prominently in the U.S. Constitution:
"The Congress shall have Power ... To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries..."
United States Constitution, Article I, Sec. 8 .
To put your creation into a useful context, it may be helpful for you to consider the following:
"This is how great intellectual breakthroughs usually happen in practice. It is rarely the isolated genius having a eureka moment alone in the lab. Nor is it merely a question of building on precedent, of standing on the shoulders of giants, in Newton's famous phrase. Great breakthroughs are closer to what happens in a floodplain: a dozen separate tributaries converge, and the rising waters lift the genius high enough that he or she can see around the conceptual obstructions of the age."
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World , Johnson, Stephen (2006), p. 149.
To Help Spark Your Creativity?
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