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Jerald E. Nagae

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991
Phone: 206-695-1705

Jerry Nagae is a member of COJK and the leader of the firm's patent practice group. Spanning three decades, his practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, providing vital counsel to clients on patents, trademarks, copyrights, IP transactions, and litigation. Jerry supports a wide range of clients in various fields such as automotive, consumer goods, sporting goods, food processing, and video and audio hardware and software development. Representative clients include Applied Materials Corporation, Avanade Inc., John Bean Technology Corporation, K-2 Sports, LOUD Technologies, Inc., Nintendo of America Inc., Premera Blue Cross, and Weyerhaeuser Company.

With his extensive experience, Jerry is able to provide valuable legal opinions and advice to assist clients in developing comprehensive intellectual property programs to protect and defend their IP interests, both domestically and in foreign countries.

Jerry was a member of the firm’s executive committee for many years, and served as the firm’s managing member from 2008-2011. Since 2010, he has been ranked in Chambers USA in recognition of his expertise in intellectual property law. He is recognized in the guide, WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, as an “efficient, seasoned and dedicated advisor,” who “can be relied on to successfully negotiate complex contracts and tackle tough cases.” Jerry has been named to the list of The Best Lawyers in America since 1991, and was selected by the publication as a “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in copyright, trademark, and patent law. Jerry has consistently been included in the list of Super Lawyers since 2003; is recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine; and has been named to Intellectual Asset Management’s list of leading patent practitioners in 2014 – 2016.

Oregon State UniversityB.Eng University of WashingtonJ.D.
American Bar AssociationAmerican Intellectual Property Law AssociationInternational Trademark AssociationKing County Bar AssociationJapan American SocietyUnited States Copyright SocietyWashington State Patent Law Association

Office Location

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3600
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Patent Law of the Seattle Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Copyright Law of the Seattle Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Seattle Metro Area
Jerald E. Nagae has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Jerald E. Nagae has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Jerald E. Nagae has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Copyright Law
Patent Law
Trademark Law