Christina Thomson, M.S., J.D., Principal Attorney & Founder
Christina Thomson has been registered to practice with the USPTO since 1998, is licensed to practice law in both California and Washington, and previously served as a legal executive for both public and private companies. Her experience working as a member of management teams “in-house” provided her with an exceptional client-perspective. Christina has an M.S. degree, completed the coursework for a Molecular Biology Ph.D and has a minor in Chemistry. She has extensive experience with intellectual property transactions and has represented companies in a variety of negotiations opposite partners such as Bayer AG, Novartis, Genzyme, Sanochemia and Baxter. Christina handles patents in the fields of life sciences, nutraceuticals and medical/mechanical devices. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (TAG) and as an in-kind sponsor for the Bellingham Angel Investors. Previously, Christina worked as a scientist at Myriad Genetic Laboratories and she trained as a patent attorney at a top-rated patent firm, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP.
Michael Lilliquist, Ph.D., Certified Paralegal (Contract)
Michael Lilliquist brings a unique combination of skills to his position, with a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin in addition to his certification as an advanced paralegal. Before working in intellectual property law, Michael’s previous experience included work in other areas of law, local government policy, education, and clinical neuropsychology as an assessment specialist in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He holds a bachelors degree in history from the University of Washington. Michael also serves part-time as an elected member of the Bellingham City Council, where he currently chairs the committee on Community and Economic Development.