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Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness, PLLC

Intellectual Property

5 ranked lawyersBand 3WashingtonUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A well-established boutique IP firm particularly recognized for its work in patent preparation, prosecution and litigation. Also offers experience in trademarks, copyright, licensing and due diligence matters across an extensive range of industries, drawing upon the experience of former engineers and scientists among its ranks. Clients range from consumer goods manufacturers through pulp and paper companies to academic institutions and medical research centers.

Strengths

A client says: "The firm is a stalwart in their support of our program and initiatives."

Sources note: "We benefit from the firm's overall approach and flexibility, and their collective communication style makes them an important part of our office’s operations."

Work highlights

Represented plaintiffs Data Management in the US District Court in Chicago in a matter alleging trademark infringement and unfair business competition.

Notable practitioners

George Renzoni regularly handles patent procurement and technology licensing matters in the life sciences sector.
"George is fantastic to work with and has a knack for clearly communicating." "He is extremely knowledgeable, strategic in thinking, personable and reliable."

Jerald Nagae has experience acting for and advising his clients on the full gamut of intellectual property matters, from portfolio management and transactions to complex litigation.
"He is an exceptional attorney."

John Denkenberger is noted for his contentious IP practice. He is adept at handling disputes concerning patents, trademarks and trade secrets.
"He is easy to work with and bright."

Melissa Nowak has a diverse IP practice, covering both trademark and patent issues. She is known for her work with clients in the technology and gaming sectors.
"She is very well rounded and has a broad practice."

Rhys Lawson advises on numerous patent matters. He works with a range of clients in different sectors, such as cosmetics and education.
"His communication style is highly valued." "He is well grounded in the science."

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Washington

Intellectual Property


George E. Renzoni, Ph.D.
Band 3
Jerald E. Nagae
Band 1
John D. Denkenberger
Band 3
Melissa Nowak
Band 4
Rhys Lawson
Band 4