McCoy Russell Super Lawyers

Super Layers recognizes three Attorneys from McCoy Russell in their 2022 Super Lawyers publication. Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Oregon via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. Only 5% of attorneys in Oregon receive this distinction.

McCoy Russell congratulates Partner Anna McCoy, Partner John Russell, and Attorney Daniel Evans on their inclusion into Super Lawyers 2022. McCoy Russell LLP is a nationally ranked, boutique intellectual property firm focused on portfolio development providing valuable industry experience instrumental to understanding our clients’ technologies and perspectives.

Anna McCoy Leading Lawyer

Anna McCoy, Founding Partner at McCoy Russell, continues receiving recognition as a leading lawyer within intellectual property in Chambers USA 2022. She is renowned for her international trademark practice and highly regarded for her patent prosecution practice.

Serving start-ups to iconic brands, Anna provides a hands-on approach that assists clients in developing strong brand protection. Chambers notes an excerpt from their research stating, “Anna is extremely knowledgeable and approachable.”

We are pleased for Anna’s continued inclusion in Chambers USA, which highlights her on-going passion and dedication to intellectual property law. Her vision continues to take McCoy Russell’s legal practice to new heights.

John Russell Leading Lawyer

John Russell, Founding Partner at McCoy Russell, received recognition as a leading lawyer within intellectual property in Chambers USA 2022. While maintaining an active practice, he continues to foster community through thought leadership via his patent prosecution blog (, which discusses patent prosecution issues from a practical perspective.
Recognized for the strength of his patent prosecution practice and strategies, Chambers notes “John Russell is a patent attorney with a wealth of experience in patent prosecution and portfolio management.”

We are pleased for John’s inclusion in this year’s Chambers USA. John’s innovative leadership at McCoy Russell has helped the firm maintain top national rankings in objective patent prosecution quality.

Justin Wagner Leading Lawyer

Justin Wagner, Senior Associate at McCoy Russell, received recognition as an Associate To Watch within intellectual property in Chambers USA 2022. Justin leverages his enthusiasm and expertise, encouraging the growth and development of patent prosecution within the patent law community, and supporting emerging businesses and academic institutions.

Recognized for his advisement in patent drafting and prosecution, Chambers notes from their client interviews how clients are “always impressed with Justin’s knowledge and service-oriented style.”

We are pleased for Justin’s inclusion in this year’s Chambers USA.

McCoy Russell Leading Law Firm

McCoy Russell maintains recognition in Chambers USA 2022 as one of the leading intellectual property firms in the USA with three of its attorneys individually ranked. A smaller women-owned technology-focused law firm that has made a mark in intellectual property, our inclusion into this guide is a testament to our firm’s holistic approach and collaborative model.

Chambers USA rankings utilize in-depth market analysis and independent research, working with firms of all sizes. You may read more about their methodology at their site linked here.

McCoy Russell is creating the future of intellectual property law, rising above the challenges of the ever-changing landscape. Our firm culture that continues to bolster and expand our collaborative hybrid-remote work in the intellectual property realm. The firm is constantly finding ways to be more efficient developing and using new technologies and tools. Our diverse team, with wide ranging backgrounds and experiences, is key to our ability to innovate and bring our clients patent and trademark solutions like no other.

McCoy Russell is proud to provide our clients with the quality and value they have come to expect.

Anna McCoy Trademark Star 2022

The latest rankings for IP stars for Trademark Professionals has been released. Congratulations to founding Partner Anna McCoy for her recognition as a “Trademark Star 2022” in Oregon.

While Anna maintains an active and successful patent prosecution practice, she is well-known for her international trademark practice and has a special talent for protecting famous trademarks and trade dress.

As a responsive and progressive portfolio development firm, McCoy Russell has a focused practice on branding development for its clients. With its lead partner having over 20 years of experience in trademark practice, the McCoy Russell team serves start-ups to iconic brands. We have seen significant success in a variety of industries including, apparel, footwear, art, banking and finance, e-commerce and digital goods, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and supplements, software, transportation, and video games.


IP Stars research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, email and online surveys. Aspects assessed for the firm rankings include expertise, workload, market reputation, track record, outcomes achieved for clients, and unique strengths in a given practice area.

The Future of Intellectual Property

The fifth annual Intellectual Property Awareness Summit was recently held with the goal to make the benefits of IP rights, as well as the issues surrounding them, more apparent to key audiences. The IP Awareness Summit™ is the only annual event that examines the impact of IP awareness on innovation, business and people – and the strategies for improving it. McCoy Russell attorney Justin Wagner was among the IP owners, educators, lawyers, organizations and investors that were able to join this event.

Topics addressed whether IP rights help or hinder diversity and entrepreneurship, what IP matters, the impact of ‘Virtual Property’ and IP’s role in maintaining an innovation edge. Other topics included the emerging relationship between IP rights and decentralized collaboration, and current IP developments in China. The keynote speaker discussed the importance of innovation literacy and turning imagination into reality.

Among the many valuable takeaways was a discussion about the importance of working to facilitate innovation, investment, and IP value as well as the inherent dangers in confusing anti-trust with anti-IP. Also important is the continued challenge of addressing the gender gap in the patent system. Justin and the other attorneys at McCoy Russell, a woman-owned business, are especially committed to helping foster a strong, inclusive patent system that encourages women innovators.

Thank You McCoy Russell Administrative Professionals

McCoy Russell was happy to celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day. The firm held an event in the firm’s new collaboration work-space in Portland’s Pearl District where employees could show their appreciation for the amazing and talented administrative professionals that are a core part of McCoy Russell’s success. We are excited to celebrate our wonderful administrative professionals, thanking them for their dedication to our client’s invaluable intellectual property portfolios.

IP And Youth: Innovating For A Better Future

McCoy Russell is proud to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme is IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future.

World Intellectual Property Day 2022 is an opportunity for young people to find out how IP rights can support their goals, help transform their ideas into reality, generate income, create jobs and make a positive impact on the world around them. With IP rights, young people have access to some of the key tools they need to advance their ambitions.

McCoy Russell has substantial experience with academic and research institutions and their technology transfer offices. McCoy Russell provides specific support tailored to the unique challenges presented in academic and research environments pursuing technology commercialization. Our experience and strategic approach considers the full technology life cycle, from the evaluation stage to portfolio creation and development to licensing and post-grant proceedings. Visit our Technology Transfer Page ( for more information about our expertise.

Happy Earth Day

This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest In Our Planet”. As a cutting-edge IP firm, McCoy Russell has a strong practice in the Green Technology space, including helping our clients protect innovations in areas such as reducing vehicle emissions, improving batteries to enable electrification, improving energy storage in the grid, reducing volatile organic compounds in footwear and apparel, and many more.

We want to carry the theme of reducing the environmental impact taking action through to our work. We want to utilize our expertise to not only help our clients develop a strategic IP portfolio, but advance businesses that will make an impact on our environment – we are based in Oregon after all!