Emmett Weindruch is an intellectual property (IP) attorney in Holland & Knight's Charlotte office. Mr. Weindruch has extensive experience preparing and negotiating IP, technology and commercial agreements, including software as a service (SaaS) agreements, patent and trademark licenses, joint development agreements, software reseller agreements, cloud hosting agreements and a variety of supply chain, hosted solution and general commercial agreements.

Mr. Weindruch counsels clients in transactional matters across a range of industries, including computer software, shipping and logistics, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, textiles, and sports and entertainment.

Mr. Weindruch's practice also involves working with private equity sponsors and strategic buyers in evaluating and negotiating mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in technological fields. As part of these transactions, Mr. Weindruch leads IP due diligence efforts, including evaluating IP portfolios and technology agreements, and negotiates IP and regulatory terms.

Mr. Weindruch works with Fortune 100 companies, early- and expansion-stage companies, startups and entrepreneurs. He enjoys helping to align their business goals through developing efficient strategies for acquiring, protecting and commercializing intellectual property and technology.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Weindruch was an attorney in law firms in Charlotte and Boston. He also worked as a high school physics teacher before starting his legal career.


  • Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Davidson College, B.S., Physics
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • North Carolina
  • Massachusetts
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Envision Charlotte, Board Member, 2021-Present
  • WildSides, Advisory Board Member, 2016-2018
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Forum, Boston College Law School, Managing Editor, 2007
Honors & Awards
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, Intellectual Property, 2022-2023