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October 2018

Fall Spirit at McCoy Russell

Corn Maze

McCoy Russell staff and families got into the fall spirit by taking a trip to the corn maze. Working together as a team we navigated the maze and then sat down for s’mores around the bonfire. Thanks to everyone who joined in.

First Annual Flu Shot Clinic

As part of McCoy Russell’s preventative health measures, the firm hosted our first annual on-site flu shot clinic for staff and family members. We had an excellent turn out with over half our in house staff getting vaccinated.  Thanks to those who participated.

Press Release: National Appeal Practice

For Immediate Release                                                                     

Date: 10/09/2018

Email: [email protected]



Portland, OR –

The high stakes of patent appeals at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are handled by firms with advanced skill and significant experience in this very specialized practice area.  The USPTO’s most recently published data shows that only 38% of appeals have some positive outcome for the applicant.

McCoy Russell boasts a national appeal practice with significant experience and expertise in handling appeals at the USPTO.  McCoy Russell’s patent prosecution team has achieved a positive outcome in nearly 80% of cases so far in 2018 and uses appeals as part of an overall portfolio management strategy.  McCoy Russell also coordinates foreign appeals as part of its approach, including strategic use of reexamination appeals at the China Intellectual Property Office, having won 8 appeals so far in 2018.



McCoy Russell LLP is a nationally ranked boutique, woman-owned, intellectual property law firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon and focused on the prosecution and development of patent and trademark portfolios.

John Russell Quoted in Law360 Article

Firm Partner, John Russell, quoted in Law360 article “Fed. Circ. Preserves Rule Inventors Say Can Be A Burden” by Matthew Bultman. IP Law360 reached out to John based on his expert blog posts and extensive patent appeal experience to discuss the issue of patent examiners re-opening prosecution responsive to an appeal brief under MPEP 1207.  John and his Mr. IP Law blog ( are quoted throughout the article.  As John explains in the article, “The way this rule has been affirmed by the Federal Circuit, the patent office has unlimited chances to make new rejections.”