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Casey Fitzpatrick, a member at COJK, has extensive experience with patents covering a variety of technologies. He focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, and patent infringement and invalidity analysis in the context of litigation and opinions of counsel. Casey’s technical expertise covers a wide range of computing technologies, including vehicle computer systems, mapping and navigation, messaging and communications software, graphical user interfaces for mobile devices, digital video and audio codecs, digital photography and image processing (including medical imaging), virtual and augmented reality systems, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, medical devices and healthcare applications, e-commerce, and software development and testing tools. His experience extends to computer hardware and user interface devices, mechanical devices, electrical devices, and manufacturing processes. Casey also assists clients with issues in other areas of intellectual property law, including trademark law and copyright law.

Casey regularly presents on IP topics to clients and in-house legal teams.  He is the immediate past president of the Washington State Patent Law Association.

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  • Professional Experience

    • Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
      Seattle, WA, 2012 - present
    • Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
      Portland, OR, 2001 - 2007, 2009 - 2012
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Washington State Patent Law Association
      Board Member, Immediate Past President
  • Presentations & Publications


    • “Recent Developments in Patent Eligibility," Washington State Patent Law Association; panelist (Seattle, WA, March 2019).
    • "IP Basics: Considerations for Innovators - Patents," Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness (Seattle, WA, November 2015).
    • "Protecting Your Intellectual Property – Patent Law Fundamentals," Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness (Seattle, WA, November 2014).
    • "Protecting Your Intellectual Property," Northwest Entrepreneur Network (Seattle, WA, July 2013).



    • M.Sc., Computer Science, University College London, 2008
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Idaho, 1999
    • B.S., General Science (concentrations in Computer Science and Mathematics), University of Oregon, 1995

Bar & Court Admissions

    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • Oregon State Bar
    • Washington State Bar
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