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 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
We are pleased that a U.S. Federal Court recently held that our
billing rates are reasonable. Click the links if you would like to
see copies of the May 7, 2009 and May
28, 2009 Orders, which the Court issued as part of
ordering opposing counsel to pay nearly $120,000 in sanctions.
We Can Help You Protect YOUR
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.
"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.
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
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
For some interesting daily quotations, history, and other
information, you can click here!