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October 2022

McCoy Russell Recognized as One of Largest Women-Owned Business in Oregon

McCoy Russell is recognized as one of largest women-owned business in Oregon and Clark County, Washington according to Portland Business Journal.

McCoy Russell is a women-owned technology-focused law firm that is rising in recognition. The firm’s innovative practice and unique firm model has resulted in numerous national rankings for quality and effectiveness in the area of intellectual property preparation, prosecution, and portfolio development.

McCoy Russell Awarded Patent Contract

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona has awarded McCoy Russell, a preeminent women-owned and managed intellectual property boutique law firm located on the West coast, to provide patent legal services under a five-year contract.

NSWC Corona Division has served as the Navy’s independent assessment agent since 1964. NSWC Corona is positioned as a leader in NAVSEA data analytics utilizing networked data environments, data analytics and visualization, and measurement technology.

McCoy Russell’s unique firm model has led to numerous national rankings for quality and effectiveness in the area of intellectual property preparation, prosecution, and development. The firm’s high quality drafting and unique prosecution strategies have helped our firm secure and successfully complete contracts with government agencies to provide patent prosecution services.


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 2023 Lawyer of the Year

John Russell has received recognition as a Lawyer of the Year in 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his excellence in Patent Law with in Oregon. Lawyer of the Year is award to only one lawyer per region and practice area, making it an outstanding recognition. For 2023, only 0.4% of all practicing U.S. lawyers across the country were presented this award.

As one of the founding Partners, John has an active hand, collaborating with founding Partner Anna McCoy, in developing McCoy Russell’s collaborative model and prosecution strategies that help its clients diversify and protect their intellectual property portfolios. 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.

McCoy Russell congratulates John on his recognition as a 2023 Lawyer of the Year.

Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP) Recognition and Celebration

The USPTO hosted its Second Anniversary Celebration and Recognition of its Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP) Practioners and Law Firm Sponsors for their participation in the program. Patent Agent Kathryn Chi is among the recognized practioners.

The USPTO’s Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP) provides opportunities for practitioners to gain key appeal experience early in their career. LEAP encourages professional development through increased opportunities for oral advocacy at the PTAB and grants up to 15 minutes additional argument time.

Kathryn Chi had the opportunity to participate with John Russell in her first oral hearing at the PTAB through LEAP. As a LEAP practitioner, she had the opportunity to present arguments and respond to questioning from the Board.
McCoy Russell congratulates Kat for her successful participation in the LEAP program.