Cristina J. Wittkopp, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Background

Cristina specializes in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical technologies. She received a B.S. (with honors) in Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences from University of Houston in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from University of Washington in 2016.

Education

University of Washington
Microbiology
Ph.D. 2016

University of Houston
Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences
B.S. (with honors) 2008

Experience

Cristina’s experience includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical device sectors. She manages patent portfolios for clients pursuing patent protection in the U.S. and internationally, landscape analyses, and freedom to operate searches.

Previously, Cristina served as a Student Fellow on the Business Development & Strategy Team at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where she conducted patent landscape analyses, market research analyses, and non-confidential summaries for marketing. Just prior to joining Seed IP, Cristina served as patent agent and technical advisor at another area IP firm.

Cristina has authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed articles, which were published in various scientific journals.

Affiliations

Cristina is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA) and Life Science Washington.

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