McCoy Russell LLP is an elite intellectual property law firm focused on the prosecution and development of patent and trademark portfolios.

We take innovation seriously and have applied pioneering solutions and structures to maximize the potential of our highly-skilled staff to the benefit of our clients. Our senior attorneys work in concert with a unique combination of technology-focused and prosecution-focused teams to generate integrated strategies for elegant, high-quality patent and trademark solutions.


At McCoy Russell LLP, we know that innovation thrives when diverse approaches and philosophies are nurtured in the workplace. To that end, we are dedicated to maintaining a staff comprised of employees from a variety of educational, cultural and employment backgrounds. Many of our Technology Specialists and Patent Agents are multilingual, allowing for seamless interfacing with clients and patent offices around the world.

As an SBA certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), our commitment to inclusion extends to the top levels of our management structure. A majority of our senior staff and supervisors are women, as well as half of our Technology Specialist staff. We invite you to browse the individual biography pages of our staff members to learn more about their backgrounds, accomplishments and areas of expertise.


From entrepreneurs to global powerhouses, we represent clients all over the world in a wide spectrum of technologies – heavy industry and transportation, deep learning and artificial intelligence, database and data management software, medical devices and biotechnology, and outdoor equipment and apparel. Our professionals understand the powerful relationship between intellectual property strategy and marketplace success and will work tirelessly to help our clients attain their goals.

In addition, we are committed to our thought leadership vision. Our efforts include a dedication to diversity, community outreach and volunteering as well as firm partner, John Russell, authoring a popular intellectual property and patent prosecution blog https://www.mriplaw.com/

We have staff with advanced degrees in:

    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Chemical Biology
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemical Oceanography
    • Computational Chemistry
    • Control Science and Engineering
    • Engineering
    • Fiber Optics/ Computer Networks
    • Immunology
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Science
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Molecular and Medical Genetics
    • Neuroscience
    • Physics
    • Zoology


John Russell recognized as a Super Lawyer 2020
(Super Lawyer)
(IP Stars USA)
Partner Anna McCoy, Ranked Lawyer for 2020.
(Chambers and Partners)
McCoy Russell – Patents / Trademarks – Law Firm of the Year – USA
(Finance Monthly)
John Russell inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for work in Patent Law 2020
(Best Lawyers)
McCoy Russell certified as State of Oregon Women Business Enterprise
Janina Malone – Women in Law recognition of outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Patents and Trademarks
(Lawyer Monthly)
Ranked Firm in Oregon 2019/2020
(IP Stars USA)
Anna McCoy – Women in Law recognition of outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Boutique
(Lawyer Monthly)
Anna McCoy – 2019 Women of Influence Nominee
(Portland Business Journal)
Portland’s Most Diverse Law Firms
(Portland Business Journal)
Anna McCoy – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
(World Trademark Review 1000)
Number 2 Firm in Alice Allowances
Top Patent Law Firm in Oregon
(Most Issued Patents of Oregon Firms 2018)
Best Law Firms
(US News and World Report and Best Lawyers)
One of the Largest Women-Owned Businesses in Oregon & S.W. Washington
(Portland Business Journal 2018)
Patents & Trademarks – Law Firm of the Year – USA
(Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018)
Anna McCoy – The Best Lawyers in America- Trademark Law
(Best Lawyers©)
John Russell – The Best Lawyers in America – Patent Law
(Best Lawyers©)
Certified Woman Owned Small Business
Patents and Trademarks – Law Firm of the Year – USA
(Finance Global Awards 2018)
Top 20 Nationwide for Overall Patent Quality
(IAM/ Ocean Tomo)
Anna McCoy – Women in Law recognition of outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Patents and Trademarks
(Lawyer Monthly)
Number 1 Firm in Technology Centers 3600 and 3700
Anna McCoy – Women in the Law Top Peer-Nominated Lawyers
(Best Lawyers©)
Best Law Firms Ranked
(US News and World Reports)
Top 100 Patent Firm
Top Patent Law Firm
Anna McCoy – World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
(World Trademark Review)
Best Portfolio Management, Best Patentablity Searching – Oregon
(AI Legal Awards)


McCoy and Russell began practicing together in their predecessor firm, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle (ahmrt.com) in 2005. McCoy Russell had been operating out of our location in downtown Portland, expanding and growing over that time. Currently, our firm operates in the heart of the Pearl District, in the former American Chicle Building.

The firm was started based on a vision from the founding partners who met and trained at a traditional IP firm. Based on their experience and their own clients, the founding partners decided there was value and interest in creating a client-driven, team-based prosecution firm.

We have continued to hone our team-based prosecution strategy and look forward to our future opportunities and technological advancements as pertaining to patent and trademark application processes.