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Christen Michael Fairborn

Patent application Attorney at Spokane, WA

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 23 years
    Texas - TX 23 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2000
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Christen

Learn Christen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    Specializing in a variety of high-technology areas, including biotechnology and medical devices, chemistry, semiconductors, and software.

    24 years, 400 cases

  2. Intellectual property
    Specializing in intellectual property law including: patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

    24 years, 200 cases

  3. Trademark application

  4. Licensing
    Licensing and joint venture agreements.

    24 years, 2 cases

Dr. Fairborn is both a patent attorney and an eye doctor.  He earned his doctorate from one of the world's leading universities - the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. He also earned a bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a second bachelors degree from the California State University where he graduated with highest honors. With a dedication to life-long learning Dr. Fairborn later attended Texas Tech University as a Regents Scholar where he earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree with honors in 2000.

Dr. Fairborn is a member of the Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) at the University of Washington.  He has also been a member of the American Intellecutal Propertery Law Association (AIPLA).  In addition he is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and is registered to practice as an attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

As licensed patent attorney Dr. Fairborn has worked with small inventors, large corporations, and universities, helping them to protect their intellectual property and bring new technologies to market.


Fairborn IP Law
601 W. Francis Ave.
Spokane, WA, 99205


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Posted by Patricia | December 30, 2011
Great Patent Attorney - Very Professional
Chris did several projects for me at Micosoft. He was always easy to reach and very responsive. The final work he did was outstanding and I would highly recommend him.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 220-450 per hour
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AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Fairborn IP Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lee & Hayes, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Reid Law, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Wells St. John
  • 2000 - 2002
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  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • OD - Doctorate
  • 1989
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987
  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Spokane Patent application Lawyer Christen Michael Fairborn
Christen Michael Fairborn
Patent application Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 23 years
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