COJK and seven members of the firm were included in International Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s eighth annual publication of IAM Patent 1000 — The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. The guide names COJK to the list for Washington state for patent prosecution, litigation, and transactions. IAM recognizes COJK for the "effusive feedback" the firm garners from the marketplace, noting that partnering closely with clients and listening carefully to their needs is the "modus operandi" of the firm. Attorneys in the firm's life sciences practice group received "particularly loud applause" from clients for their work protecting and developing the portfolios of life sciences companies; high marks were given to attorneys in the engineering practice groups, whom clients noted as "highly capable" and "smart, patient, creative, committed and utterly dependable;" and and the litigation practice group was recognized for its IP litigation and inter partes review practice, and its "ability to develop clear trial themes and present [cases] resonantly."
John Denkenberger, co-managing member of the firm and head of the litigation practice group, is named to the list for litigation, patent prosecution, and patent transactions; senior member Jerry Nagae is recognized for patent prosecution and patent transactions; and George Renzoni, co-managing member and head of the firm's life sciences practice group, is named to the list for patent prosecution. Members Rhys Lawson, Melissa Nowak,
Emily Peyser, and Brandon Stallman are all included in the list for patent prosecution.
IAM Patent 1000 identifies leading firms and individuals in the patent prosecution, transactions and litigation fields around the world. The guide was compiled following an extensive research process which included hundreds of interviews with attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading lawyers in the field. Firms and individuals qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence, and the level of work on which they are typically engaged.