Professor of Law
Chris Holman has been an associate professor at UMKC since 2005. His primary research focus lies at the intersection of intellectual property and biotechnology, and he has taught classes in patent law, intellectual property, food, drug and biotechnology law, antitrust and competition law, drug and medical technology torts and property.
Prior to becoming a law professor, Professor Holman served as vice-president of intellectual property and patent counsel at several Silicon Valley biotechnology companies and worked as an associate at a major intellectual property law firm. He was also a tenure-track chemistry professor in the California State University system.
A native of California, Professor Holman received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California at Davis, and engaged in post-doctoral drug discovery research at Roche Biosciences in Palo Alto, Calif. He then attended law school at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, during which time he was an associate editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and served as a full-time judicial extern in federal court in the Northern District of California.
Areas of expertise
Intellectual property, antitrust, food and drug, biotechnology