MBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Dig Arbor Day!

On April 8, the YLS and other MBA volunteers joined the Friends of Trees at Tualatin Community Park to help plant trees, shrubs, and plants and celebrate Arbor Day. The MBA members, along with many other volunteers, including Mayor Lou Ogden, helped to plant a new pollinator-friendly garden on the north end of Tualatin Community Park. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade. Special thanks to

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Kolisch Hartwell Welcomes Rowena Held As A Technical Consultant

Rowena Held is a technical consultant who assists in patent prosecution. She works with patent matters in a variety of technological areas, including mechanical and engineering arts. Her research background is in mathematical physics, including a collaborative paper on Riemannian geometry of octonionic projective planes, published in Differential Geometry and its Applications. After completing a bachelors in physics at Lewis & Clark College she went on to study theoretical particle physics at the University of Victoria, Canada. Rowena enjoys sharing her passion for physics and

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Kolisch Hartwell Celebrates 65 Years

Kolisch Hartwell, P.C. celebrates 65 years’ of experience dedicated to obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights for our clients. In 1952, Pierre Kolisch (1919-2008) founded our firm.  Three years later he was joined by his first partner, Tim Hartwell.  From its earliest years, the firm handled both prosecution and litigation matters.  During his years at our firm, Pierre Kolisch twice argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. “In the broadest sense, we seek to foster creativity by protecting creations.” – Pierre Kolisch At Kolisch Hartwell,

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“Goods” vs. “Services” – When Technical Depth Is Needed To Win The Day

Extreme technical depth is one of the reasons clients choose Kolisch Hartwell. Our team includes attorneys and patent agents with PhDs in Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Biophysics. This technical depth recently won the day when bankruptcy law and theoretical physics overlapped in court. Kolisch Hartwell shareholder Shawn Kolitch, Ph.D., appeared in Colorado federal bankruptcy court on behalf of PacifiCorp, and argued as a physics expert that electricity should be considered a “good” rather than a “service” due to its fundamental properties. For purposes of Chapter

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World Trademark Review lists Kolisch Hartwell in, “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals for 2017.”

Kolisch Hartwell PC “The trademark team at Kolisch Hartwell provides excellent service and is driven by the readily apparent desire to achieve positive, commercially pragmatic and cost-effective outcomes for businesses.” The key branding player is Thomas Romano, an “incredibly proactive” and versatile strategist. He is well versed in securing look-and-feel protection for goods, such as product configurations and designs, and recently dispatched an influx of anti-counterfeiting mandates with brio. “He impresses with his ‘can-do’ attitude and willingness to go the extra mile. With his direct

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Kolisch Hartwell Is Pleased To Announce Dave Bourgeau As Our Newest Partner!

Dave Bourgeau is a patent attorney whose practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. With a strong technical background in industrial engineering, nuclear engineering, and computer science, as well as extensive practical experience in manufacturing and business operations, Dave supports innovative companies on a broad array of both technical and non-technical matters.

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