Lee Hollaar

  • Lee A. Hollaar has been a professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah since 1980. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1975, and was on the faculty there before coming to Utah. He has taught a variety of software and hardware courses, and currently teaches intellectual property and computer law. He has been a technical expert, consultant, or special master in a number of patent, copyright, trade secret, and antitrust cases. Professor Hollaar was one of the drafters of the Utah Digital Signature Act, which made Utah the first government in the world to recognize digital signatures as equivalent to handwritten ones. On November 19, 1997, as part of Utah's Digital Signature Day, Professor Hollaar executed the first legally-recognized digitally-signed will in the world.