Professor Holte joined the Southern Illinois University School of Law faculty in
2013. His teaching expertise and scholarship interests include intellectual property law
and property law, and he is a widely published author in intellectual property subjects.
In addition, he was formerly the Trademark Committee Chair for the State Bar of Georgia
Intellectual Property Section and an Executive Committee Officer for the Atlanta
Intellectual Property Inn of Court. In the 2013-2014 academic year, he was awarded a
Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship to support research and writing on intellectual
property topics. 

Prior to joining the SIU School of Law faculty, Professor Holte practiced as a litigation
attorney at the United States Federal Trade Commission and as an associate in the
Intellectual Property Practice Group at Jones Day. Prior to practice, he served as a law
clerk to Judge Stanley F. Birch, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the
Eleventh Circuit and as a law clerk to Judge Loren A. Smith on the United States Court of
Federal Claims. Before law school, Professor Holte owned a car dealership in the San
Francisco Bay Area specializing in biodiesel vehicles and worked as an engineer for
Agilent Technologies/Hewlett Packard in Sonoma County, California. 

Professor Holte received his JD from the University of California Davis School of Law
where he served as a staff editor of the UC Davis Business Law Journal. He received his
BS, magna cum laude, in engineering from the California Maritime Academy where he was a
First Class graduate of the California Maritime Academy Corps of Cadets Third Engineering
Division and Editor of the campus newspaper, The Binnacle. 

Articles, Intellectual Property Law

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Trolls or Great Inventors: Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities, Saint Louis University Law Journal (2014)

There has been much debate about the economic harms caused by patent infringement lawsuits filed...

 

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The Trespass Fallacy in the "Software Patent" Debate, University of Florida Law Review Forum (2014)

In The Trespass Fallacy in Patent Law, Professor Adam Mossoff details how patent law jurisprudence...

 

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Chapter 7 - Restricting Fair Use to Save the News (2010)

Ryan T. Holte in “Restricting Fair Use to Save the News: A Proposed Change in...

 

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What is Really Fair: Internet Sales and the Georgia Long-Arm Statute, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology (2009)

This article analyzes the current issue of online merchants being forced to defend themselves in...

 

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Restricting Fair Use to Save the News: A Proposed Change in Copyright Law to Bring More Profit to News Reporting, Journal of Technology Law and Policy, University of Florida (2008)

This article deals with the current state of the news industry and the rapidly declining...

 

Books, Intellectual Property Law

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Chapter 7 - Restricting Fair Use to Save the News (2010)

Ryan T. Holte in “Restricting Fair Use to Save the News: A Proposed Change in...

 

Patent Law

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Trolls or Great Inventors: Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities, Saint Louis University Law Journal (2014)

There has been much debate about the economic harms caused by patent infringement lawsuits filed...

 

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The Trespass Fallacy in the "Software Patent" Debate, University of Florida Law Review Forum (2014)

In The Trespass Fallacy in Patent Law, Professor Adam Mossoff details how patent law jurisprudence...