Margie Aoki collaborates with inventors and business owners to help them protect and benefit from their ideas. Her practice focuses on the procurement, analysis, and licensing of patents across a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, heavy duty vehicles, alternative and clean energy, and consumer products. She also counsels clients on other general intellectual property matters, including trademarks, copyrights, and domain names. Prior to joining COJK in 2003, Margie spent four years working as a mechanical systems engineer at Intel Corporation.

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  • Professional Experience

    • Christensen O'Connor Johnson KindnessPLLC
      Seattle, WA, 2003 – present
  • Technical Experience

    • Systems Sustaining Engineer
      Intel Corporation
    • Staff Engineering Intern
      Kimberly-Clark
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Licensing Executives Society
      Seattle Chapter Chair, 2010 - 2012
    • Washington State Patent Law Association
    • Prison Pet Partnership Program, Volunteer
  • Presentations & Publications

    Presentations

    • "Intellectual Property: From Fundamentals to Enforcement," Seattle University School of Law, Summer Practice Academy; (Seattle, WA, July 2017).
    • "IP Basics: Considerations for Innovators - Agreements," Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness; (Seattle, WA, November 2015).
    • "Patent Reform: Now What?" King County Bar Association, CLE program; (Seattle, WA, May 2013).
    • "Patent Reform: Now What?" Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness; (Seattle, WA, April 2013).
    • "Patent Law Reform Update 2011 – Other Significant Developments," Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness; (Seattle, WA, September 2011).

Education

    • J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2005
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • Washington State Bar
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