McCoy Russell is pleased to announce that Will Schlecht has passed the Patent Bar Exam and will become a patent agent. Will’s background in chemical engineering provides a strong technical foundation for working with patents covering a wide range of technical fields. We congratulate Will on his success and look forward to his continued efforts for the firm’s clients.
McCoy Russell obtains another complete reversal in the area of fuel injectors. Our team, led by John Russell, disputed claims of obviousness in view of § 103. Our arguments showed that the evidence presented failed to support the rejection of those claims and the PTAB reversed all rejections on Appeal 2017-010008.
McCoy Russell has been recognized by Juristat as the top patent firm within USPTO Tech Center 3700 for the second year in a row. Tech center 3700 patents relate to mechanical engineering, manufacturing, and products.
Similarly, to our high ranking in tech center 3600 we are also the top firm for allowance rates within tech center 3700.
We practice a holistic approach to patent strategy and our unique collaborative model, including strategic and coordinated use of interviewing, restriction responses, petitions, and appeals has helped our firm, and our client’s IP, rise to the top. As just one example, over the course of 2019, we had a significant number of PTAB appeal decisions with a success rate well over 90%.
McCoy Russell is pleased to announce ranking top four, according to Juristat, within USPTO Tech Center 3600. Tech center 3600 patents relate to transportation, electronic commerce, construction, agriculture, licensing and review.
Within this tech center, McCoy Russell also ranks number one for our allowance rates. Many cases within this tech center receive Alice rejections due to the abstract nature of these patentable concepts. Early 2019, Juristat recognized McCoy Russell as having the second highest Alice allowance rate nationally. Our Alice allowance rate is above 97% well above the USPTO Alice allowance rate of 54.6%.
Our success within this tech center is based on our firm’s unique collaborative model that focuses on utilizing the technical skills of our staff, many with Ph.D.’s within a variety of technical backgrounds. Our team’s significant experience in artificial intelligence, deep learning, database management software, transportation, etc. allows our firm to create pro-active solutions, as well as strong applications, to address the patenting challenges in this area.
PORTLAND, OR, Jan. 2, 2020/ –We compiled a list of the top patent law firms based in Oregon. They are ranked by the total number of U.S. design, utility, and plant patents issued in 2019 where the patent firms were listed on the front of the patent. Included firms have over 40 patents with an Oregon inventor.
|RANK||LAW FIRM NAME||2019 ISSUED PATENTS|
|1||MCCOY RUSSELL LLP||877|
|2||KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP||832|
|3||SCHWABE WILLIAMSON & WYATT||821|
|4||STOEL RIVES LLP||245|
|5||GREEN HOWARD & MUGHAL LLP||198|
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. www.mccrus.com
The McCoy Russell team worked incredibly hard to make 2019 a highly successful year. We celebrated the holiday season with family and friends at the Oregon Zoo and enjoyed the beautiful Zoo Lights together.
We wish to extend the warm wishes from the holidays into the New Year.
PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 11, 2019/ For Immediate Release
Anna McCoy is the recipient of the 2019 Lawyer Monthly Legal Award in the category for Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year USA. This achievement recognizes her consistency in delivering results for clients over the last year.
Chambers and Partners independently identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers globally, whether they are multi-national or boutique.
Their research for “Intellectual Property – Oregon” has led to listing one of our founding partners, Anna McCoy for their Ranked Lawyers in Oregon. Qualities like technical ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, and commitment among other criteria are assessed for this list. Anna maintains an active world-wide trademark practice for several famous brands.
As McCoy Russell continues to expand its practice, we hope to have the firm and more of its individual lawyers recognized among their peers in practice.
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 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.