Joseph J. Holovachuk

Joseph J. Holovachuk

Senior Attorney
Registered Patent Attorney

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4191    Fax: 215.981.4750

Joseph Holovachuk is a senior attorney in the Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property, Internet, and technology law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and open source software matters.

Within various technology fields, Mr. Holovachuk has advised clients on matters involving the sale and licensing of intellectual property rights, multi-tier licensing arrangements, software reseller arrangements, source code escrow arrangements, joint development arrangements, and the provisioning of technology services. He has assisted clients in structuring, drafting, and negotiating service agreements and content licenses, such as end-user license agreements (EULAs), enterprise software license agreements, hosted services agreements, software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription agreements, as well as website and mobile application terms of use and privacy policies.

Mr. Holovachuk also is a registered patent attorney. In this regard, he provides services for clients such as patent procurement, patent opinions (including freedom to operate, non-infringement, invalidity, and patentability), due diligence, intellectual property counseling and portfolio management. His areas of expertise include Internet technologies, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, enterprise software systems, medical imaging systems, mobile device management and security, telecommunications, and computer hardware.

Before joining Pepper, Mr. Holovachuk was a patent attorney at a leading patent consultancy, where he identified, evaluated and prosecuted patent portfolios in a wide range of technological areas including client-server computing systems, computing device virtualization, low-powered computing devices, social networking and targeted advertising systems.

During law school, Mr. Holovachuk was a judicial extern to Hon. Juan Sanchez, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As a judicial extern, he performed legal research and prepared memoranda on various federal and state law issues.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Holovachuk worked as a software engineer for more than seven years with Lockheed Martin. While at Lockheed, Mr. Holovachuk developed software for sea-based missile defense systems. In addition, he helped redesign legacy naval computing systems as part of the United States Navy’s Open Architecture program. Mr. Holovachuk’s efforts on this program focused on designing software interfaces to support open system design principles and selecting commercial off-the-shelf computing hardware for replacing proprietary devices.


  • J.D., Temple University School of Law, 2008, staff editor, Temple Journal of Science, Technology & Environmental Law
  • B.A., Computer Science, Rutgers University, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

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