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Amy Simpson


Holland & Knight

Amy Simpson is a patent litigator and inter partes review (IPR) attorney in Holland & Knight’s Century City office. Ms. Simpson has more than two decades of experience strategically guiding technology companies in their offensive and defensive patent disputes. She has litigated high-profile cases across the United States in federal district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) involving a wide range of technologies, including LEDs, printers, wireless and cellular communications, software, semiconductor manufacturing and packaging technologies. Representative of her business-focused litigation approach, Ms. Simpson recently secured early wins on summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas for a Dutch multinational lighting corporation and a Fortune 500 power management company, gutting the plaintiff’s case and compelling the judge to cancel both the bench trial on 31 correction of inventorship claims and the patent infringement jury trial involving LED and heat-sinking technologies for stadium lighting.

In addition, Ms. Simpson has represented clients in IPR before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), since their introduction in 2012. She has been lead counsel on more than 50 IPRs, with technologies ranging from conditional access schemes and database software to virtual reality, printer and collision avoidance. Ms. Simpson was recently named a Top 25 Performing Attorney Representing Patent Owners before the PTAB. Ms. Simpson’s track record helping patent owners defeat IPR petitions at institution is particularly striking. She obtained an all-out win for an enterprise printing company, defeating institution of 10 IPR petitions, and recently helped a Danish multinational cooperative defeat institution of two IPRs challenging the validity of whey protein patents.

When not in court, Ms. Simpson helps clients understand, manage and improve the strength of their multimillion-dollar intellectual property investments by assessing the competitive landscape and building patent portfolios into strategic assets for companies to leverage to accomplish crucial business goals. She also regularly guides companies in identifying, growing and acquiring key patent assets used to execute business and legal strategies.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Simpson worked in the San Diego office for an international law firm, where she served as the patent litigation practice chair for five years.

Following law school, Ms. Simpson served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul Michel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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PTAB Masters™ 2024

Held January 29-30, 2024