Fall Spirit at McCoy Russell

Corn Maze

McCoy Russell staff and families got into the fall spirit by taking a trip to the corn maze. Working together as a team we navigated the maze and then sat down for s’mores around the bonfire. Thanks to everyone who joined in.

First Annual Flu Shot Clinic

As part of McCoy Russell’s preventative health measures, the firm hosted our first annual on-site flu shot clinic for staff and family members. We had an excellent turn out with over half our in house staff getting vaccinated.  Thanks to those who participated.

Press Release: National Appeal Practice

For Immediate Release                                                                     

Date: 10/09/2018




Portland, OR –

The high stakes of patent appeals at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are handled by firms with advanced skill and significant experience in this very specialized practice area.  The USPTO’s most recently published data shows that only 38% of appeals have some positive outcome for the applicant.

McCoy Russell boasts a national appeal practice with significant experience and expertise in handling appeals at the USPTO.  McCoy Russell’s patent prosecution team has achieved a positive outcome in nearly 80% of cases so far in 2018 and uses appeals as part of an overall portfolio management strategy.  McCoy Russell also coordinates foreign appeals as part of its approach, including strategic use of reexamination appeals at the China Intellectual Property Office, having won 8 appeals so far in 2018.



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.

John Russell Quoted in Law360 Article

Firm Partner, John Russell, quoted in Law360 article “Fed. Circ. Preserves Rule Inventors Say Can Be A Burden” by Matthew Bultman. IP Law360 reached out to John based on his expert blog posts and extensive patent appeal experience to discuss the issue of patent examiners re-opening prosecution responsive to an appeal brief under MPEP 1207.  John and his Mr. IP Law blog ( are quoted throughout the article.  As John explains in the article, “The way this rule has been affirmed by the Federal Circuit, the patent office has unlimited chances to make new rejections.”

Win for Chinese Patent Prosecution Team

McCoy Russell’s Chinese Patent Prosecution team, including Xiaohong Ding and John Russell, won a 6th revocation of an improper rejection by the Chinese Patent Office this year. Our team led the appeal to the Reexamination Board that obtained a decision revoking all rejections and indicating that the invention was novel and inventive over cited prior art and common knowledge. The case is Chinese Patent Application No. 201310322331.2.2, relating to Engine Control Devices.

Press Release: Boutique Woman-Owned Law Firm Issues Most Patents in Portland

Boutique Woman-Owned Law Firm Issues Most Patents in Portland


For Immediate Release                                                                     

Date: 09/24/2018




Portland, OR –

Results from USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) show McCoy Russell LLP has issued more patents than any other Portland firm this year. As of January 2018, McCoy Russell’s approach has granted them 534 issued patents. The two runner’s up are Klarquist Sparkman, LLP with 458 and Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt who have been issued 461.


Firm partners are impressed that their boutique woman-owned firm is beating out significantly larger traditional Portland firms in issued patents.



McCoy Russell LLP is a Portland based, woman-owned,  boutique intellectual property law firm focused on the prosecution and development of patent and trademark portfolios.


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Examiner Reversed in Appeal

McCoy Russell has won another reversal from the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB). This was a big win in the area of winches and cranes. Our team, led by John Russell, battled improper rejections by the United States Patent Office and participated in oral proceedings. See Appeal 2016-007508.