Chris Holly


I love practicing at the intersection of science and the law. It's where I am with my clients on a daily basis. Helping clients create value and secure innovations is central to my work.

+1 202 728 7074

Dr. Chris Holly's practice focuses upon helping clients in the agriculture, food, microbiology and biotechnology industries create and leverage robust IP portfolios. He has a vast experience in helping startup companies in the human and agricultural microbiome sector carve out valuable space in this emerging IP landscape.

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    Scuba diving, anything involving salt water

    Collecting old jazz vinyl LPs

    Homebrewing beer



  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    JD, magna cum laude , 2011

  • Mississippi State University
    PhD, Biological Sciences

  • Millsaps College
    BS, Biology

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia


Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)



  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • American Seed Trade Association

  • National Eagle Scout Association

  • Patent & Trademark Office Society

  • Weed Science Society of America

  • Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance


+1 202 728 7074 office

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2400