Monthly Archives

November 2019

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.