KCBA Hosts 2019 MLK Luncheon

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the King County Bar Association (KCBA) will host its annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon. The guest speaker ... Read More

John Whitaker Participates in WSPLA Panel

COJK attorney John Whitaker will participate in the upcoming panel discussion, "Patent Issues on Open Source Software and Standards Organizations," hosted by ... Read More

COJK Adds Litigation Member to the Team

COJK is pleased to welcome new member Lindsay Calkins to the firm. Lindsay joins the firm's litigation practice group, where she will focus her practice on defending ... Read More

COJK Welcomes New Attorney

COJK is pleased to announce the addition of new associate Tim Billick. Tim is a registered patent attorney with a diverse practice that includes intellectual property litigation, trademark and patent procurement, and ... Read More

COJK Receives Tier 1 Rank in 2019 List of "Best Law Firms"

U.S. News and World Reports and Best Lawyers recognized COJK as a Tier 1 law firm in the Seattle Metropolitan area in patent, trademark, and copyright law in their 2019 edition of "Best Law Firms." The list acknowledges ... Read More

Supreme Court To Tackle Issue of Trademark Licenses of Bankrupted Brand Owners

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case to resolve the circuit court split over what happens to a trademark license when the brand owner files for bankruptcy. The dispute originates ... Read More

Copyright Office Proposes New Online Registration System

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the copyright system, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it will be developing a new modernized online registration system to meet ... Read More

Music Modernization Act Signed Into Law

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) was signed into law on October 11, 2018. The MMA is intended to modernize copyright law to ... Read More

USPTO Issues Changes to Claim Construction Standard

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued its final rule that revises the claim construction standard applied in AIA trial proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The final rule replaces ... Read More

USPTO Contemplates Revisions to Patent Eligibility Guidance

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu recently announced that the Patent Office is contemplating revised guidance aimed at providing patent examiners more clarity and direction on determining subject matter eligibility ... Read More

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