Professional Biography

Christina Jordan McCullough Partner

  • Seattle

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Christy McCullough is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. Her practice focuses primarily on patent litigation and appeals, related counseling, and general commercial litigation for technology companies.

Christy has experience with a broad range of technologies in the electrical engineering and computer science fields, including processor and network architecture, semiconductors, cloud computing, telecommunications networks and devices, and Internet and software applications. She has handled high-stakes cases for established Fortune 500 companies as well as emerging companies and startups and has extensive experience before federal district courts throughout the country and the Federal Circuit.

Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Christy clerked for the Hon. Kimberly Moore, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Christy also maintains an active pro bono practice representing veterans in obtaining service-related benefits and disability compensation.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed under "Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials" by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Bar Association, 2022
  • Recommended in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, 2021 – 2023

Professional Leadership

  • Choose 180, Board Member
  • Seattle IP Inn of Court, Member
  • Seattle Public Schools K-8 Science Instructional Materials Adoption Committee, Member

Related Employment

  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, Irvine, CA, and Seattle, WA, Associate, 2010 - 2011
  • Fish & Richardson P.C., Redwood City, CA, Associate, 2006 - 2009


  • Hon. Kimberly Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2009 - 2010





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, AIPLA Quarterly Journal
  • University of Washington, B.S., Electrical Engineering