Firm adds two experienced patent lawyers to Fort Collins office
Colorado-based intellectual property firm Cochran Freund & Young LLC announces the addition of two experienced life
sciences patent attorneys: Kristine Johnson and Michael Wiwchar. Cochran Freund & Young LLC adds these lawyers to
an already-thriving biotechnology, plant, seed, and agriculture practice. The addition results in one of the largest plant,
seed, and agriculture intellectual property teams in the U.S. Cochran Freund & Young is uniquely staffed to serve
Colorado’s increasingly high-tech agriculture community.
Kristine Johnson is a registered patent lawyer with 24 years of chemistry and biotechnology patent prosecution
experience. Her clients include land-grant universities and international agricultural research stations. She assists clients
in obtaining utility patents, plant patents, and plant variety protection certificates.
Michael Wiwchar is a registered patent lawyer with a doctorate in molecular pharmacology. His clients include start-ups,
universities, and hospitals. He assists clients with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and plant-related technologies.
Cochran Freund & Young LLC is a leading intellectual property firm that provides world class intellectual property
services to businesses worldwide. Cochran Freund & Young LLC has offices in Fort Collins, Denver, and Boulder. The
firm provides counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation services in virtually every area of technology, including
engineering, electronics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer hardware and software, agriculture, and mechanics.
The firm serves a diverse clientele that includes major research laboratories and universities, Fortune 500, mid-size, small,
and start-up businesses. Cochran Freund & Young LLC provides comprehensive plans for protecting and maximizing
value in all aspects of their research, development, production, licensing, and technology transfer activities.