CURT HOLBREICH is counsel in Sidley’s San Francisco office and a member of the IP Litigation practice. His focus is on patent litigation for national and international clients in the federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He represents technology companies in a wide variety of industries including wireless communication devices, computer software and hardware, digital camera design, semiconductor fabrication, memory controller architecture, integrated circuit design, voice recognition software, video game technology, and computer monitor and television displays.
In addition to intellectual property work, Curt has litigated a variety of complex business disputes in state and federal courts, and before administrative and arbitration panels, with an emphasis on sports law issues. Previously, Curt was an award-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times and other leading publications covering national and international sporting events. His sports investigative and features articles were selected three times for inclusion in the Sporting News Best Sports Stories of the Year.
Curt has been recognized as a national leader in the Sports Law: Athletic Disputes category of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. His sports law work includes the successful defense of a national sports organization in a challenge to the arbitration system used to adjudicate allegations of performance-enhancing drug use (Jacobs v. USA Track & Field, 374 F. 3d 85 (2nd Cir. 2004)).
Curt earned a J.D., magna cum laude from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, and received a B.A., cum laude from Wesleyan University. He served as an extern to Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the USDC, Northern District of California.