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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Would you provide some detail about your background I’d love to hear your full story I don’t even know if I’ve actually heard this so this will be really enjoyable where did you grow up what um how did you get started tell us about the beginnings of Christina’s here so I grew up I was in the Pacific Northwest I grew up in Port Orchard and uh I was born in Walla Walla went to preschool in Seattle and then we moved out to Port Orchard and I was there for most of my upbringing and then I went to Occidental College and I got a degrees in Biochemistry and physics there and then uh kind of went to work um I studied Japanese for 10 years and I lived in Japan for about four non-consecutive years um and I came back and I got my engineering degree at the University of Washington and I think that’s it yeah excellent well we have the Japanese connection I took two years in high school and so remember just a little bit of that I’ve never been to Japan I really need to go um I really want to go uh this is my news is about you um thank you for sharing that so University of Washington what was your degree in engineering so I actually had a technical communication degree uh cool where it was emphasis in uh Japanese and so I basically could conduct any engineering in Japanese and uh as part of the program I was a biochemist in Tokyo for a while for the research arm of Fujitsu and so they were making um water meters for streams to detect phosphates and so I got to patent a couple of uh inventions there so that was kind of my first taste of that but it was corporate so they kind of handled all of that you know kind of process for me and so I didn’t see a lot of the administrative work that it requires to do that

About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at