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Our Approach

The Bridge Between
Precedent & Possibility

Intellectual property is the forefront of the law. COJK attorneys understand that IP law has the very real potential to be defined with each new patent, trademark, or copyright application.

We share our clients’ passions and speak their language. We feel a kinship with the scientists, artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs who are driven to change the world by expanding the boundaries of human understanding and ingenuity. We seek to do the same by vigorously defending and encouraging their ideas and inventions.

Our 90-year history of excellence in intellectual property law is the direct result of generations of highly motivated and responsive attorneys who have an intimate knowledge of the industries they serve. Our attorneys have graduate or undergraduate degrees in the sciences, engineering and the arts, covering a comprehensive spectrum of disciplines. Additionally, many also have extensive practical industry experience.

Our attorneys approach every challenge, large or small, with a high level of sophistication, innovation, passion, and creativity. We are committed to seeking and delivering strategic advantages for a wide range of clients, including worldwide industry leaders in aeronautics, media and entertainment, software, consumer goods, toys and games, life sciences, medical devices, semiconductors, food services and processing, telecommunications, and pulp and paper. We offer the same depth and breadth of service to educational institutions as well as individual inventors, artists, authors, and musicians.

COJK also maintains a strong global network of IP law firms and patent and trademark offices to ensure the best legal protection for our clients, both domestically and internationally. The collective fluencies and cultural sensitivities of our diverse workforce foster the excellent rapport and results achieved with our clients and partners around the world.


COJK enjoys a firm culture produced by a management ethos that emphasizes teamwork, effective communication, and a healthy balance between work and family life. We take great pride in our ability to provide excellent service to our clients and further the opportunities of our attorneys and staff for professional and personal growth.

The firm maintains 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.

Our cultural awareness and sensitivity are extremely well established by our long-term and familiar relationships with our foreign associates and local, regional, and worldwide clients. We relish our opportunities to interact with individuals from different cultures, who often speak a foreign language and may employ novel methods of conducting business. We pursue and readily engage in professional and cultural exchanges to further our ability to serve our clients throughout the Pacific Rim, Europe, and the Americas. This perspective of cultural curiosity and acceptance permeates our firm with a willingness to serve our clients with the utmost flexibility and respect for their needs and sensitivities.

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