Innovations in tools, machinery, and equipment have fueled manufacturing efficiency since the industrial revolution. The automation of repetitive and mundane tasks has improved production and freed up human resources to perform more challenging and complex tasks.
COJK’s attorneys, many with degrees in engineering and with prior industry experience working as engineers, researchers, and designers, assist manufacturing clients in the fields of aerospace and aeronautics, agriculture, automobiles, alternative energy, heavy duty machinery, and electrical and mechanical technologies.
We assist our manufacturing clients to protect their IP in the following areas:
Advanced internal combustion engines, including piston configurations, reciprocating cylinder engines, and gas turbine engines
Aeronautics and aerospace technologies, including structural design, engine control systems, fluid dynamics, landing systems, propulsion engines, machine elements, and power generating systems
Airport/airplane ground support equipment, including power supply and HVAC systems, passenger boarding bridges, gangway systems, monitoring systems, fire control, cargo loaders, and tractors for towing aircraft
Food processing machinery, including high-pressure processing (HPP) machines, sorters, thermal processing, portioning, and clip packaging systems
Heavy duty machinery, including farming equipment, turbines, power generators, mining equipment, tunnel boring equipment, wheelchair lifts and ramps, CNC machinery, printing presses, and machinery for manufacturing HVAC ducting and connectors
Grid-scale energy storage systems, including thermal energy storage and flow battery systems
Material handling machinery, including conveyors, inventory pickers, and robots
Nuclear industry equipment, including integrated head assemblies for reactors, mobile and stationary casks for spent fuel, and reactor control systems
Oil and gas drilling equipment and pipeline inspection apparatus
Safety test systems for crash testing and simulation
Semiconductor manufacturing equipment and tools
Testing equipment and tools, including electronic test equipment and measurement instruments
Vehicles, automotive technology, and watercraft, including medium-and heavy-duty trucks, long-haul trucks, passenger vehicles, automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), and high-speed watercraft
Pulp & Paper
The pulp and paper industry, which has strong roots in the Pacific Northwest, serves both local and worldwide markets. In the past few decades, important advances in production methods, biology, botany, and applied chemistry have improved the vitality of an industry that is based on natural resources.
COJK has a long history representing industry scientists, inventors, and executives in this field. Our legal skills are supported by our technical and scientific backgrounds, enabling us to provide clients comprehensive and high-quality counsel regarding cellulose fiber technologies for pulp and paper production. Through our full range of services, we help clients in the paper and pulp industry secure, maintain, and leverage their intellectual property rights.
COJK attorneys assist clients with matters related to:
Chemical modifications of fibers; tree, lumber, and pulp characterization technologies
Engineered wood products, such as oriented strand board (OSB), and related chemical treatments, including fire retardants, water retardants, and adhesives
Construction wood products, including trusses, I-beams, joists, and other structural components
Pulp-based consumer products, including tissues, towels, diapers, and pads
Lignin processing and related technologies, including biofuel additives and cellulose fiber compositions, such as fiber-polymeric composite compositions and wood-based products
Specialty papermaking processes
Cellulose fiber compositions including non-petroleum-based superabsorbent fibrous compositions and multi-fiber composites, including nonwoven and engineered fabrics