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Michelle L. Holmes-Son, PhD

Patent Agent

MLHolmes[email protected]



Michelle is a registered patent agent with more than 15 years of experience specializing in the preparation and prosecution of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals patents.

Prior to joining the firm, Michelle worked as a patent agent at a biotechnology development enterprise in Maryland, where she prepared, filed, and handled all aspects of prosecuting US patent applications in the fields of immunology, oncology, and virology.

Previously Michelle worked as a patent agent at a law firm focused on intellectual property. There, she was involved in all aspects of preparation and prosecution of complex patent application portfolios over a wide range of biological sciences technologies. In addition, Michele also worked as a patent agent and technical writer at a biotechnology company, where she supported corporate intellectual property counsel in matters relating to biopharmaceutical products.


  • University of California - Los Angeles (PhD, Department of Pharmacology)
  • University of Maryland (BS, Biological Sciences, cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • University of California: University-wide AIDS Research Dissertation Research Award (1999, 2000)
  • UCLA AIDS Institute: Esther Hayes Student Research Fellowship (1996, 1997)