Jeffrey T. Placker is a senior counsel in Holland & Knight's Boston office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Law Practice Group of the Litigation Section. Mr. Placker focuses his practice in the areas of patent prosecution and intellectual property licensing and litigation. He works on patent prosecution matters involving mechanical devices, medical devices (e.g., partial and total joint replacement technologies, implantable vascular access portals, heart valve prosthetics), polymers and polymer formulation, adhesives, microchip assembly and thermal management, material science, software, electronics and electromechanical devices, composite materials and manufacturing processes, and consumer devices. In addition to his prosecution experience, Mr. Placker has also been involved in the preparation of validity and infringement opinions.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Placker was an associate with a patent law firm in New Hampshire for four years. While with his previous firm, Mr. Placker's practice was focused on patent prosecution and client counseling in the area of intellectual property.


  • University of Massachusetts Lowell, B.S., Plastics Engineering
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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