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Clean Tech, The Future of Climate Action

This year’s earth day theme is a call for climate action, reminding us that climate change represents one of the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.

Our client 1st Step Solar, with their project the “Allbrand Solar Monitor”, have made it to the semi-finals of 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.

McCoy Russell continues to support companies that are developing and integrating clean technology products, systems, and services. Improving upon the novel wind, solar, electric automotive options, and renewal technologies will help shape the future of climate change.

Stress Awareness Day

While the firm navigates this stressful time, we’ve been taking measures to ensure the well-being of our teams. Not only by continuing our operations from remote locations, but also by providing access to resources to support mental health. We understand the importance of taking care of ourselves to continue providing clients our high caliber work and the demands of this high pressure field. McCoy Russell is adapting our well-being initiatives to the times and looking for new ways to manage stress and help improve overall firm well-being.

McCoy Russell Obtains Yet Another Complete Appeal Reversal

McCoy Russell has received yet another complete appeal reversal in the area of internal combustion engines. Our team led by John Russell, proved that even after more than a hundred years, there can still be ground-breaking innovation in engine design.  John was able to successfully defend claims a new engine configuration that had received praise across the automotive industry. The PTAB reversed all rejections on Appeal 2018-004160.

McCoy Russell Celebrates Anniversary Virtually

While we cannot be together physically, McCoy Russell came together to celebrate the firm’s anniversary virtually. The impact of this situation is difficult to navigate, and while we are in trying times, we are certainly in this together.

We all cheered on our operations continuing uninterrupted, enabled by our IT, our technological infrastructure and our dedicated team.  We remain available to clients, via phone, email and video conference.

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

McCoy Russell’s practice strength in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning continues to expand. Having significant success with patents issued relating to artificial intelligence (A/I), machine learning (M/L), and neural networks, the firm looks to expanding this area of focus by looking for new talent and opportunities.

McCoy Russell is currently the #2 Intellectual Property Firm for Alice allowance rates and #3 firm for Alice overcome rates. Many cases relating to A/I and M/L typically receive Alice rejections due to the alleged abstract nature of these novel innovations. McCoy Russell’s high Alice allowance and overcome rates are a testament to the firm’s technical focus and strategic effectiveness.

McCoy Russell’s AI and machine learning work extends across a number of broad industries.  Drafting and coordinated strategies have been developed for coverage of improvements related to deep learning, neural networks, convolutional networks, network training, adaptive learning, and mapping across a range of fields including image processing, speech processing, automatic controls, diagnostics, machine vision, robotics, virtual reality, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), medical data analysis, and other big data analytics, including insurance claim analysis.

McCoy Russell Welcomes New Technical Specialist Matt Brown

McCoy Russell welcomes Matt Brown to our team of Technical Specialists.

Matt will be providing clients with technical consultation across a broad range of scientific and engineering fields. His prior experience in neural networks/AI, block chain, electrical engineering, and computer science engineering will utilized to our clients or those looking to expand their portfolios with such technologies.

We look forward to Matt’s technical expertise as we continue to expand our well established practice in AI/Machine Learning.

We Remain Dedicated To You

A strong Intellectual Property Program is essential to an organizations success. Understanding best practice for policies and procedures along with defining what is required of organizations when accessing, utilizing, and properly handling their intellectual property may be a route business should consider while funding may be at its most limited.

McCoy Russell is able to continue our operations and remain available to clients via phone, email and video conference. We will continue to adapt as the circumstances change. However, we remain dedicated to generating integrated strategies for elegant, high-quality patent and trademark solutions.

McCoy Russell is Tele-Working

McCoy Russell is able to continue our operations and remain available to clients via phone, email and video conference. We will continue to adapt as the circumstances change. However, we remain dedicated to generate integrated strategies for elegant, high-quality patent and trademark solutions.

McCoy Russell COVID-19 Update

With the fast-spreading COVID-19, our thoughts go out to all those who are directly and indirectly affected by the virus.

Our operations continue uninterrupted, enabled by our IT, our technological infrastructure and our dedicated team.  We remain available to clients, via phone, email and video conference. We will continue to adapt as the circumstances change.

The impact of this situation is difficult to navigate, and while we are in trying times, we are certainly in this together.

Acritas Star Nomination for John Russell

In their global research of Senior In-House Counsel, John Russell has been nominated as one of the most outstanding lawyers to work with. Nominations are received independently from client input. Following his nomination, Acritas, now part of Thomson Reuters, has requested John’s input to help deepen their understanding of what makes these nominated folks such stand out lawyers.