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August 2020

John Russell inclusion in IAM Strategy – The World’s Leading IP Strategists

For Immediate Release —

PORTLAND, OR, August 20, 2020/

John Russell is among an elite group of IP professionals throughout the globe selected for inclusion in IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists.  John heads McCoy Russell LLP’s patent prosecution and appeal practice and has been developing winning patent drafting and prosecution strategies for more than 20 years.  He also runs the nation’s leading patent prosecution blog –, which discusses patent prosecution issues from a practical perspective.  His inclusion in IAM Strategy 300 cements his position in the field and the respect McCoy Russell LLP has gained over the years.

After searching for patent prosecution strategies on-line and finding the available resources lacking, he started one of the most popular patent prosecution blogs available, John knew there were others in the community that could benefit from a forum where prosecution strategies are discussed in terms of their practical applications and real-world effects.  This blog continues to have no paid advertising, and is fully supported by his personal involvement.

“My singular career objective is to be an innovator in developing effective intellectual property strategies.” says John, “I believe the unique ingredients that lead to success in this field include being active in thought leadership and the innovation community, immersive engagement with clients and the intellectual property challenges facing them, and the ability to think outside the box in how to marshal resources and forge new paths.”

John currently represents clients in a variety of patent matters, utilizing his experience to refine and advance innovative strategies to develop an intellectual property portfolio for the firm’s clients.  He maintains a leading role in the firm’s unique collaborative model that utilizes patent attorneys and agents with an in-house technical staff to leverage not only legal and strategy expertise, but also technical expertise and experience.  Strategies he’s developed at McCoy Russell, including leading portfolio development brainstorming and overseeing prosecution strategy, have generated valuable portfolios for clients including portfolios that have generated millions in licensing revenue or stopped a competitive from entering the market altogether.


The IAM Strategy 300 “identifies the individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios.” Strategists are chosen through confidential nominations and an extensive research process.

McCoy Russell Provides Insight For USPTO

As part of McCoy Russell LLP’s active engagement in the patent community, attorneys from the firm met with USPTO Director Wayne Stacy, Director of Silicon Valley Regional Office, to provide input from innovators and entrepreneurs in the West Coast region.  The topics ranged from remote appeal hearings to design patent practice to the challenges of women and other under-represented inventor groups.  This was a great opportunity for all parties in attendance to further improve upon the relationship between those seeking patent protection and the USPTO.