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Hello! Patents and trademarks are my focus. I have expertise in electrical engineering, telecommunications, computer hardware and software, RFID, Internet, and medical device technologies.  For over 16 years, I have helped clients obtain and enforce their intellectual property worldwide.


Languages spoken: Portuguese

Contact info

Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

1420 Fifth Avenue Suite 2800
Seattle, WA, 98101-1344

Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 70%
    20 years
  2. Trademark Application: 15%
    20 years
  3. Patent Infringement: 10%
    20 years
  4. Trademark: 5%
    20 years


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading Intellectual Property LawyerN/A2007
Leading Intellectual Property LawyerN/A2006
Leading Intellectual Property LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003
Rising StarN/A2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Equity MemberChristensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC2005 - Present
Non-Equity MemberChristensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC2002 - 2004
AssociateChristensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC1996 - 2001
ClerkChristensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeRegistered1997 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Washington State Patent Law AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
Seattle Opera Bravo! ClubBoard of Directors2003 - 2007
Washington State Patent Law AssociationBoard of Directors and Executive Officer2001 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
Aspen Publications Intellectual Property UpdateKeyword Advertising on the Internet: Have You Been Initially Confused?2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Utah State UniversityLiberal Arts and SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Utah State UniversityElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mergers & Acquisitions: E-Commerce and Technology TransactionsAcquiring Patents: Special Due Diligence Issues2007
Patent Law for Non-Patent Lawyers & Business PeopleWorking With Specific Patents2005
8th Annual Intellectual Property InstituteHow Will The Single European Patent Application Process Affect You2003
7th Annual Intellectual Property InstituteEthical Issues In Intellectual Property Practice2002
Fundamentals of Intellectual PropertyProtecting Ideas - Patent Fundamentals / Hands On Patent Drafting Workshop1998
Intellectual PropertyPatents / Hands On Patent Drafting Workshop1997