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September 2021

McCoy Russell Welcomes Ryan Masters

PORTLAND, OR, September 29, 2021 // For Immediate Release

McCoy Russell continues to expand its brand protection practice with the addition of Ryan Masters to the firm as a Trademark Attorney.

Ryan Masters is an experienced trademark attorney, having practiced in both private practice and as in-house counsel, where he managed a major technology/software company’s global trademark portfolio. Ryan assisted on all matters related to prosecution and enforcement of the company’s trademark portfolio including domestic and international filing strategies, sending cease and desist letters, and filing UDRP actions. Ryan has additionally worked on global software and technology licensing efforts, M&A deals with a focus on IP, clearing national television advertising campaigns, and counseling on various copyright, open source software, Section 230, and right of publicity issues.

Ryan represents clients in trademark matters, including global trademark portfolio management and developing trademark prosecution strategies. His experience includes, trademark searches and filed applications, responses to Office Actions, licensing, enforcement strategies, and copyright registration and licensing.

We are pleased to welcome Ryan Masters to our practice at McCoy Russell.


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. – Contact: [email protected]

Congratulations to InPipe Energy

Congrats to our client InPipe Energy on their successful series A funding round with Full Cycle investing to scale “climate-critical” technology. InPipe Energy’s In-PRV system aims to help water agencies save water and reduce emissions, and reduce energy costs as well. McCoy Russell is proud to support InPipe Energy.


McCoy Russell has a strong practice in the Green Technology space, utilizing our expertise to not only help our clients develop a strategic IP portfolio, but advance businesses that will make an impact on our environment. We carry the theme of reducing the environmental impact through to our work.

McCoy Russell Participate in OPLA’s First Roundtable

Congratulations to Oregon Patent Law Association for hosting their first Round Table, which focused on patenting Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This round table event was a great opportunity to collaborate and engage with folks in the community both in Portland and those who joined from out of town. Thank you to those who participated including support from Klarquist Sparkman, McCoy Russell, Miller Nash, Digimarc, McCabe Ali Law, Ganz Law, Mitchell IP, Greenberg & Lieberman, Newman Law Offices, Daimer Industries, SharpLabs, Data Logic, Mentor, and Passive Logic.

A special thanks to Wes Nicholson, OPLA’s President and McCoy Russell Attorney, for putting together and hosting the Round Table discussion.

John Russell Once Again Recognized in IAM Strategy – The World’s Leading IP Strategists

PORTLAND, OR, September 8, 2021/

John Russell remains among an elite group of IP professionals selected throughout the globe for inclusion in IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. While maintaining an active practice, he continues to foster community through thought leadership via his patent prosecution blog –, which discusses patent prosecution issues from a practical perspective. His continued inclusion in IAM Strategy 300 cements his position in the field and the respect McCoy Russell LLP has gained over the years.

John’s innovative leadership at McCoy Russell has helped the firm be a leader in supporting and improving remote work in the intellectual property realm. 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. This has been paramount in finding new ways to provide clients with the quality and value they have come to expect.

“An important way to serve the innovators in our society is to raise the level of expertise in all patent prosecution professionals.”

Cultivating a sense of community through, John’s passion for all things intellectual property is front and center. He provides prosecution strategies discussed in terms of their practical applications, insight into real-world effects, and critiques arguments to further perspectives for other practitioners to gain insight into navigating the USPTO. This blog continues to have no paid advertising, and is fully supported by his personal involvement.


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.