Patent prosecution is one of our core practice areas. Most of our attorneys are registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In addition, several of our attorneys have served as patent examiners at the USPTO. The firm prides itself on writing strong, defensible patents through our deep understanding of the technology as well as the law.
We work with clients to develop effective patent strategies that align with clients’ business objectives. Our attorneys’ legal knowledge and industry experience—combined with business acumen gained from years of practice—make us uniquely qualified to counsel clients. Our aim is to build long-term relationships with our clients, growing with them into trusted business advisors.
We have relationships with over 120 foreign associate firms throughout the world that help our domestic clients obtain patent protection in other countries as well as helping our international clients protect their patents in the U.S. Our attorneys are supported by a team of experienced support staff and a state-of-the-art docketing and computer system.
Our attorneys’ combination of experience and skills enables COJK to handle complex work in a wide range of disciplines, including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, life sciences, computer science, and telecommunications.
Our patent prosecution practice covers all areas of patent law, including:
- Preparing patent applications, filing and prosecution strategies for utility, plant, and design patents
- U.S. and foreign protection, including practice under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
- Administrative appeals
- Petitions and protests
- Reissues and reexaminations
- Patentability and invalidity opinions