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Careers at COJK

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Company Overview

COJK is a Seattle-based intellectual property law firm practicing all areas of IP law. The firm, established in 1929, enjoys a culture produced by a management ethos that emphasizes teamwork, effective communication, and a healthy balance between work and family life. The company takes great pride in its ability to provide excellent service to our clients and further the opportunities of our attorneys and staff for professional and personal growth.

Current Openings

Senior Patent Attorney: Chemistry

A Diverse Team of Dedicated Individuals

COJK puts great emphasis on recruiting the best and brightest from law schools and industry nationwide. COJK offers excellent career opportunities for qualified lawyers with technical and non-technical backgrounds as well as those desiring a lateral move to enhance their professional experience. Our comprehensive training and mentoring programs yield a high retention rate, allowing lawyers to gain experience and knowledge under careful guidance and supervision from our members.

COJK is committed to encouraging a well-rounded and balanced lifestyle by offering excellent benefit packages that include generous vacation and family leave. We realize that our clients’ well-being and satisfaction are facilitated by a workforce that takes great pride and satisfaction in the work they do and the challenges they meet in providing the highest quality service to our clients.

Law Clerk Program

We seek motivated individuals with technical backgrounds who intend to pursue a career in intellectual property law. Students come to us with significant industry experience in technical fields such as aerospace, chemistry, electronics, engineering, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, physics, and software, or with business experience related to IP licensing and other types of IP agreements, IP portfolio management, branding, and related "soft" IP protections.

Our highly structured and comprehensive training program introduces law students to the inner workings of a full-service intellectual property practice.

Under the close supervision of COJK attorneys, our clerks help draft and prepare patent, trademark, and copyright applications and communications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as assist with legal research and litigation matters.

Our goal is to provide clerks with as many professional growth opportunities as possible while encouraging them to participate in social, recreational, and community activities outside the firm. A large percentage of our clerks have joined COJK as associates after graduating from law school.

If you are looking to join COJK, please send your cover letter and resume to

A Strong Commitment to Diversity

We take great pride in the diversity of our team and maintain a strong commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment that supports the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people of all backgrounds. We believe that the employees at COJK are the most valuable asset, and we strive to provide a work environment where all employees feel included, valued, and recognized for their contribution to the success of each other, our clients, and the firm.

The firm has experienced the profound impact of an environment that welcomes unique and varied cultural experiences and perspectives. As a result, we have dramatically increased the scope of our talent by retaining a team of diverse individuals possessing excellent academic and technical backgrounds. Guided by these ideals, COJK is best able to serve our broad base of clients and associates by building quality relationships across the nation and around the world.

Our attorneys actively support diversity in the community and in a variety of minority associations, including the Asian Bar Association, Washington Women Lawyers Association, Vietnamese American Bar Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association. Our attorneys often hold leadership roles within these organizations, providing guidance and direction on programs of value to the community.

Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment based on any legally-protected status including, but not limited to, race, age, color, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, language, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, the presence of a sensory, physical, or mental disability, veteran or military status, or in any manner protected by federal, state, or local law.


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