“After working with KSJ Law and the firm’s principal attorney Kim Jordahl for the past seven years, they have become a treasured resource for their prosecution expertise and ability to understand my business and its priorities. They work to bring creative solutions to prosecution matters and leverage their extensive network of prosecution professionals to bring us the best advice available. As a small firm they can give us their highest level of attention and provide top tier work product at a small firm price. That makes them the best value among the outside counsel we work with. Additionally, they don’t upsell or overpromise which makes them a reliable and valued partner. They are the next best thing to having in-house resources because they work within our systems making the work virtually seamless. I would highly recommend them.”
“I highly recommend Kim for work in the Patent field. We have worked together over several years on chemical patent applications and FTO issues. Her ability to analyze issues, get work done on time and on budget is greatly appreciated. She came to my attention when she was recommended by another attorney in another company. This was by far the best recommendation I have ever received. So thanks Kim for all the hard work over the past several years.”
“During her tenure as Patent Counsel at The Pillsbury Company, Kim managed a worldwide patent portfolio, was involved in the negotiation of agreements involving intellectual property rights and implemented a worldwide trade secret protocol. She worked closely with Pillsbury’s Vice President of R&D, a member of Pillsbury’s management committee, on IP issues, including patent policy, enforcement and litigation. Kim is smart, driven, self-confident, committed, business-focused and adept at providing analysis and input appropriate for the audience or circumstance.”
“I had the opportunity to work with Kim during my tenure at the University of MN Technology Transfer office. Kim’s representation of the University included patent preparation and prosecution services, as well as litigation support. Kim provided high quality results that met University goals and the goals of the faculty with whom she worked. I never had to worry about missed deadlines or unmet expectations. Kim’s accessibility and efficiency consistently resulted in excellent work product at low cost. Kim is driven, self-confident, committed, smart and client-focused.
Were I to be in a position tasked with hiring outside patent counsel in the future, I would certainly hire Kim.”
In my role as Associate General Counsel and General Counsel of Intellectual Property at Mars, Inc. I had the opportunity to work KSJ Law on several matters and can speak very highly of her extensive knowledge of the people, processes and procedures of the USPTO and importance of building a strategic patent portfolio to support the business.
In 2010, as AGC of the Chocolate Segment, I set out to transform the way that Mars managed its patent portfolio and docket system. KSJ Law was a critical partner throughout the transformation process. Kim began by reviewing the entire US patent portfolio and in particular the matters still pending before the USPTO. She discovered that there were serious gaps in how the portfolio was managed and helped me prioritize actions we needed to take. Next, she worked closely with and trained a member of my team to build and update the internal docket system which until then was externalized with outside counsel. Once the internal docket was in place, KSJ Law provided critical preparation and prosecution services to tune up the portfolio and move key cases through the patent office. Kim is highly regarded by her key contacts throughout the USPTO and has a deep understanding of patent office practice and procedure. Because of her support on this project we were able to save money, use our budget more wisely and build a more strategic portfolio. KSJ Law continues to support Mars Inc. providing the same excellent legal service for the Pet Segment.