Jim Go focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patents in the electrical and computer engineering-related fields. With over two decades of patent law experience, Jim provides clients with vital counsel on all intellectual property-related matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, patent reexaminations, opinions of patent validity and infringement, strategic IP planning, due diligence, portfolio management, litigation support, and IP counseling. Jim delivers these services to clients across a wide range of industries, including computer software and hardware, analog and digital circuits, Internet and electronic commerce technologies, semiconductor processes, photonics, optics, networking, communications and other related technologies.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jim worked as a member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Company and as a software design engineer at Advantest America, Inc., where he gained the valuable industry experience that benefits clients seeking his assistance in protecting their intellectual property. He holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, a M.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Jim is recognized in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's IP Stars for his work in intellectual property law.

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  • Professional Experience

    • Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
      Seattle, WA, 2017 – present
    • Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
      Seattle, WA, 1993 – 2017
  • Technical Experience

    • Software Design Engineer
      Advantest America, Inc.
    • Member of the Technical Staff
      Hughes Aircraft Company
  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • King County Bar Association
    • Washington State Patent Law Association


    • J.D., Santa Clara University Law School, 1995
      Distinction: Santa Clara Law Review; Senior Technical Editor
    • M.S., Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, 1990
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1987

Bar & Court Admissions

    • Bar Admissions: California, Washington
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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