• We're More than Just a Law Firm
  • Trusted Legal Talent
    Providing Extraordinary IP Counsel
    at a Manageable Cost
    Proudly representing the City of Portland
  • We Can Help.
    Providing Superior
    IP Services
    Proudly representing Faraday Bicycles
    You Have IP Legal Needs.
  • World Class Expertise at
    Portland Rates
    Protecting Your IP has Been Our
    Passion for More Than 60 Years
    Representing Yakima since 1994
  • Patents and Counting
    With Deep Expertise in Renewable
    Energy Technologies
    Representing Global Solar since 1998
    Thousands of Issued
  • Big Firm Experience with
    Boutique Customer Service
    Providing Technical Depth across a
    Surprising Array of Technologies
    Proudly representing Ryno Motors
  • Serving Client IP Needs Since 1952
    Offering Comprehensive IP Procurement,
    Enforcement and Counseling Services
    Proudly representing Hydro Flask.


Kolisch Hartwell is a Portland, Oregon-based intellectual property law firm providing accessible, cost-effective and expert patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret services to a broad range of clientele throughout the United States and around the world. Our highly skilled and experienced team of attorneys delivers comprehensive IP law solutions that foster innovation and creativity while protecting clients’ investments and growth in an ever-evolving global technology landscape.

  • Obtaining IP Rights

    We assist clients in obtaining patents, trademark registrations and copyright registrations and preserving trade secrets.

  • Enforcing IP Rights

    We provide enforcement services from drafting demand letters to fully contested litigation and appeals on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.

  • IP Counseling

    We offer general IP counseling in areas such as freedom to operate, validity analysis, IP portfolio resource allocation, licensing rights, and dispute settlement.

  • International IP

    We provide international services, including obtaining and enforcing IP rights in other countries on behalf of U.S. clients, as well as obtaining and enforcing U.S. rights on behalf of foreign clients.


We fulfill the IP needs of a diverse group of foreign and domestic clients – acting not just as lawyers, but as trusted partners. From newly established businesses to high profile corporate enterprises, Kolisch Hartwell clients benefit from our attorney team’s breadth of expertise in intellectual property law and the priority we place on partner-level client communication.

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Scott Allan, CEO of Hydro Flask
“Our company has been able to grow extremely quickly in a competitive market. The work Kolisch Hartwell does for us has been an important factor in helping us achieve this success.”

Jeffrey S. Britt, Ph.D., President/CEO of Global Solar Energy
“Kolisch Hartwell has provided an outstanding service in helping us grow our IP portfolio over the last decade we have worked together. Our patents are of the highest quality, and required only minimal input from Global Solar to achieve.”


As a boutique firm specializing in intellectual property, we are extremely agile, flexible, and widely knowledgeable. Our IP attorneys have the skill and experience to assist clients working in technical, scientific and creative industries. We understand the complexities and needs of each business, and bring over 65 years of IP experience, highly personal customer service and advanced degrees to every client experience.

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Dave Bourgeau To Be Co-Panelist At Robotics & AI Summit
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Dave Bourgeau of Kolisch Hartwell and Alex Wall of Marketo will act as co-panelists for an interactive discussion of the legal, ethical, social, and cybersecurity implications of Robotics and AI, during the CRO portion of the Robotics & AI Summit, … Read More

IP Attorneys Leave Seattle A Little Better Than They Found It
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Kolisch Hartwell intellectual property attorneys and colleagues sprang into action at a community service planting. The group helped plant spring flowers in Seattle’s Freeway Park for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department. The various participants from all over the world … Read More

What’s Brewing at the Craft Brew Conference?
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Kolisch Hartwell takes pride in helping our clients in the food and beverages industry with their intellectual property (IP) needs. We help our clients navigate through the murky waters of branding conflicts in this space. We also assist clients in … Read More

Kids Take Over the Courthouse!
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April 26th is Take Your Kids to Work Day so Intellectual Property Attorney, Kimberly Fisher, and her daughter, McKinley, headed to court! Kids ages five and up learned about the court system, met lawyers and judges, and participated in mock … Read More