Christopher Holst, attorney at law Providing legal advice and counsel on  copyrights, trademarks, software licensing, trade secrecy and contracts involving those issues.
Mission Statement

I am an attorney and a technologist, and I practice law putting both of those fields together to assist people and businesses in navigating the unfamiliar areas of the law, technology and where the two meet.

I practice in copyright, trademark, trade secrecy, and the non-patent sides of intellectual property law, in addition to advising businesses on more day-to-day legal matters like corporate organization, commercial contracts, and courtroom matters. I am incorporating the IP niche into a full service law practice to help my clients understand and take advantage of the protections that area of the law provides  without having to engage a high-priced specialist just for advice on those matters.  I hope to educate, inform, and guide people and companies in their interactions with the law.

I have spoken on copyright and Open Source Software issues a few times recently, for the Real Time Computing conference in Silicon Valley, at Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, TX, and close to home at the Montgomery Bar Association's Communications and IP Committee.  I welcome invitations to talk about copyright, trademark and software licencing issues.

I've been in this practice for ten years now, working with companies involved in software, like Wasabi Systems,  and consulting services providers. Before that I spent nearly three years as the law clerk to Judge Kent Albright, of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Norristown Pennsylvania.  I have also worked in the legal department of cable telvision provider Mediacom, and researching business development for Piermont Information Systems.

I received my J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, and my B.A. from Columbia University in New York City.