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November 2019

Anna McCoy Ranked By Chambers & Partners

Chambers and Partners independently identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers globally, whether they are multi-national or boutique.

Their research for “Intellectual Property – Oregon” has led to listing one of our founding partners, Anna McCoy for their Ranked Lawyers in Oregon. Qualities like technical ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, and commitment among other criteria are assessed for this list. Anna maintains an active world-wide trademark practice for several famous brands.

As McCoy Russell continues to expand its practice, we hope to have the firm and more of its individual lawyers recognized among their peers in practice.

IP Funding Strategy: A Portfolio Based Perspective

McCoy Russell recently partnered with Portland State University Accelerator Program and provided a presentation entitled “IP Funding Strategy: A Portfolio-Based Perspective.” This interactive and educational program went over best practices in developing intellectual property strategies for emerging companies.

John Russell presented industry data showing that increased intellectual property is almost a necessity for securing funding in the technology space. John also gave tips on how emerging companies can internally track and develop their intellectual property when funding is most limited.

There are many factors to developing strong Intellectual Property, and it is something that emerging companies must consider if they are seeking funding.

McCoy Russell Earns Another Complete Reversal

McCoy Russell won another complete reversal by the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) in the area of real-time control systems. Our team, led by John Russell, challenged the applicability of Ex parte Wu that the claimed invention was obviousness for eliminating a step from the prior art without any new function. After the oral hearing, the PTAB concluded that the rejections were erroneous and therefore reversed. See appeal 2017-009884.