American-Made Solar Prize

Recently, teams were selected to continue onto to phase three of the American-Made Solar Prize competition. Among those selected for phase three is McCoy Russell LLP client 1st Step Solar, with their project the “Allbrand Solar Monitor”.

Designed to revitalize solar manufacturing in the US, teams selected from a diverse applicant pool are participating in the American-Made Solar Prize competition. This challenge requires competitors to make progress on a condensed timeline to identify a critical challenge related to American solar manufacturing, create a concept, and secure a partner to test a prototype.

We hope that 1st Step Solar will be among the finalists chosen at the demonstration day in March. Congratulations on your success thus far!

International Advisory Experts Trademarks Oregon

Anna McCoy has been chosen the winner of a 2020 International Advisory Experts Awards in the category of Trademarks in Oregon. International Advisory Experts is a global alliance of well-established and experienced legal, financial, tax and consulting firms and each year we pay tribute to firms who have been successful over the past 12 months and have received exceptional praise from their peers.  Anna McCoy is known for her active world-wide trademark practice for several famous brands. Her dedication to client service, diligence, commitment, and overall technical ability makes her stand out in the intellectual property community.

McCoy Russell Welcomes Wes Nicholson

PORTLAND, OR, February 13, 2020 // For Immediate Release

McCoy Russell welcomes Patent Attorney Wes Nicholson to the firm.

Wes is an experienced patent attorney with over ten years of experience representing clients in various capacities of patent matters, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the USPTO, strategy development, patent appeals, patentability studies, and patent landscape analysis. His technical background in electrical science and engineering and his patent experience further expands McCoy Russell’s expertise.


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:

Reed Job Fayre

Anna McCoy recently participated in the Reed Job Fayre and had the opportunity to meet with a few candidates that expressed interest in learning about what we do at McCoy Russell. She gave insight to students as to what the field of Intellectual Property entails and alternative career paths for STEM degrees. McCoy Russell is committed to developing and growing our highly-skilled team.  As a former Reedie, it was a nice way to give back to her alma mater and get students excited about a rewarding career in intellectual property law.

INTA Roundtable

PORTLAND, OR, Feb. 11, 2020/ — We had the opportunity to participate in an INTA Roundtable. There were a diverse group of dedicated IP individuals who took part in discussions regarding the top trademark cases of 2019. Among the group were McCoy Russell’s Tyler Hall, an attorney who has a strong passion for all things trademarks. We are happy to have added to the conversation furthering the methods and understanding of trademark practice.

2020 Best Law Firms

PORTLAND, OR, Feb. 4, 2020/ — McCoy Russell has once again been recognized by US News & World Report’s Best Law Firms as a Top Firm in two categories.  We were ranked in both Patent Law and Trademark Law, including the top tier for Trademark law. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

McCoy Russell LLP Makes The List

Each year Portland Business Journal releases the Book of Lists featuring hundreds of the hottest area companies in their fields, by ranking. This year McCoy Russell LLP was featured among the ranked law firms in the Portland Area. McCoy Russell is a women-owned small business that has specific expertise in developing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications with a portfolio-based strategic approach.

Firm Emphasis on Wellbeing

McCoy Russell heavily emphasizes the importance of wellbeing for their staff by proactively supporting wellness initiatives.  We also support flexible work schedules to provide an added level of accommodation in today’s hectic environment.

As our firm community continues to expand, our strategies on wellbeing continue to evolve. To build upon the strategies we have in practice, which you can read about here, we are introducing more initiatives and creating programs to ensure the McCoy Russell team can thrive in a high pressure field.

McCoy Russell has had hosted a variety of firm wide events focused on encouraging team work, bringing people from across the organization, and building morale. New initiatives such as our brownbag book club aim to give insight on diverse perspectives and experiences to bolster a more inclusive space for all. Exercises in gratitude have been introduced with our bi-weekly newsletters to encourage staff to flex a different part of the brain. Game nights encourage staff to mingle and build personal and working relationships with the community of peers who understand the pressures and demands of working in Intellectual Property Law.

While our strategies and initiatives are still in its infancy and evolving, our commitment to the wellbeing of the McCoy Russell team remains a high priority.

Anna McCoy Representing McCoy Russell at Her Alma Mater

Former Reedie and founding Partner, Anna McCoy, will be representing McCoy Russell at Reed College’s Spring Job/Internship Fayre. She will be participating in small group discussions with students, giving resume advice, offering insight into what else you can do with a STEM degree, and sharing her experiences being in Intellectual Property.

McCoy Russell is committed to developing and growing our highly-skilled staff. We are always looking to expand our knowledge base and welcome the opportunity for new talent.

McCoy Russell Will Host INTA Roundtable

McCoy Russell will be hosting an INTA Roundtable January 30 at our downtown Portland office. This discussion is focused on top trademark cases of 2019, a few Supreme Court cases, as well as decisions on genericness, nominative fair use, preliminary injunctions, and aesthetic functionality. We are excited to share in the opinions, ideas, and ramifications of these cases with others in Intellectual Property who wish to further the practice.

To learn more information about INTA Roundtables or to register to attend please visit