Holly Johnson

Patent Agent


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Washington, DC 20003

Holly Johnson is a Patent Agent with Smith Baluch LLP. She focuses on patent prosecution covering technologies related to chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. 

Holly Johnson holds a B.A. with honors in Chemistry: biochemistry from Boston University. Her honors thesis focused on the cellular localization, stability, and intercellular targeting of an inflammatory response protein (GPS2) and its regulation of the pro-inflammatory tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF╬▒) pathway.

Prior to joining the firm, Holly worked in patent prosecution at two Boston-based law firms. She was also previously a Laboratory Technician and undergraduate researcher in a biochemistry lab at Boston University Medical Center where she studied transcriptional regulation of inflammatory pathways using recombinant DNA technology, mammalian cell culture, protein purification and fluorescence imaging. She also worked on protein ubiquitination in B cells using quantitative PCR.

Holly has co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals on biochemistry and has presented research posters at conferences. 

Holly Johnson is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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