As a Women-Owned Small Business, McCoy Russell is happy to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, Break the Bias, reminds us why we stand proud in our firms approach to intellectual property law and why we take an active role within the Portland-area start up community in providing intellectual property education and strategy.
To celebrate, we produced and shared a short presentation about how bias affects the practice of intellectual property law. We looked at the gender and minority gap in inventorship, patent prosecution, and VC funding for women founders nationally and here in Portland. We shared some thoughts for remedies at the organizational level and individual level, focusing on culture, support, and self-identity.
At McCoy Russell LLP, we know that innovation thrives when diverse approaches and philosophies are nurtured in the workplace. To that end, we continue to hold ourselves to that commitment. The individual contributions of our staff shapes the way we practice intellectual property law. We thank them for sharing their knowledge, dedication, and effort. Their commitment and energy each one of them has given makes McCoy Russell what it is.