COJK and nine members of the firm were recognized in the 10th annual publication of the International Asset Management (IAM) guide, IAM Patent 1000 — The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. The guide names COJK to the list for Washington state in all three categories considered: patent prosecution, litigation, and transactions, and places COJK among the top four firms in the state for patent prosecution services.
As a result of their research process, the guide reports, “Mention Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness (COJK) to innovators in the Seattle area and beyond and you’ll be met by an outpouring of praise.” Client feedback includes, from one source, “I can call the firm at any moment and get valuable feedback on prosecution status and meaningful strategic insight on international filing, freedom to operate and patentability issues. The team produces work of a very high standard and does so cost effectively,” and from another, COJK “has customized its workflow process to suit us and bent over backwards to ensure matters are transacted smoothly. Comparing it with other US outfits, it offers a higher-quality, more efficient and customer-friendly service.”
Attorneys John Denkenberger, Rhys Lawson, Brian McMahon, Adrian Mihailovic, Jerry Nagae, Melissa Nowak, George Renzoni, David Sheldon, and Brandon Stallman were recognized by the guide for their skills in patent law.
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 approximately 1,800 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. For more on this year's IAM listing, please click here.