COJK was ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading intellectual property law firm in Washington state in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA. Chambers recognizes COJK as a well-established boutique IP firm known particularly for its work in patent preparation, prosecution, and litigation, as well as for the firm’s experience in trademark, copyright, licensing, and due diligence matters. One client who provided feedback remarked, "We benefit from the firm's overall approach and flexibility, and their collective communication style makes them an important part of our office’s operations," and, said another, “The firm is a stalwart in their support of our program and initiatives.” Attorneys at the firm named to the guide include John Denkenberger, noted as “easy to work with” and “adept at handling disputes concerning patents, trademarks and trade secrets;” Rhys Lawson, recognized for his range and ability to work in different industry sectors, and for his “highly valued” communication style; Jerry Nagae, lauded as an “exceptional attorney” with experience “acting for and advising clients on the full gamut of IP matters;” Melissa Nowak, recognized for her diverse practice covering both trademark and patent issues, and as being “. . . very well rounded” and as having “a broad practice;” and George Renzoni, noted as “fantastic to work with” and for being “extremely knowledgeable, strategic in thinking, personable and reliable.”
Chambers USA annually identifies and ranks the leading firms and attorneys in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the United States. The ranking process is an in-depth and client-focused research procedure, resulting in the published guide, which lists the top recommended law firms and attorneys specializing in their practice area and location. For the 2021 guide, research was done virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. The guides received over 10, 500 submissions with over 34,000 interview responses.
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