Women in Law 2019

Firm founding partner, Anna McCoy, was selected for a Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2019 Award in recognition of her outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Boutique.

Anna was chosen based on some of her highlighted achievements over the last 18 months. This is her second consecutive year being recognized in the publication.

McCoy Russell Ranked Firm in Oregon

MCCoy Russell has been included as a Ranked Firm in Oregon in the 2019/2020 edition of IP Stars USA.

IP Stars covers over 130 jurisdictions, including the most active for IP protection, exploitation and enforcement. Our research is carried out over a six-month period by a team of global researchers based in our offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. Each edition of IP Stars is the result of over 5,300 surveys being conducted with IP professionals

McCoy Russell Expanding Biotechnology Practice

PORTLAND, OR, May. 6, 2019/ –McCoy Russell LLP, the largest women-owned IP firm in the country*, is expanding its significant biotechnology practice.  We have a strong group of legal and technology professionals with significant research and experience in the biotechnology field including Ph. D. backgrounds in Genetics, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Bioengineering, and others. While the market for biotechnology innovation is tightening, we are finding that our top tier ranking in patent preparation and prosecution is making an impact in the community.

As active members in the biotechnology community, we recognize a growing need for forward-thinking patent counsel in the biotech field.  Our team of experienced attorneys, practiced agents, and expert staff dedicate themselves to responsiveness, building relationships, and providing unique expertise.   What sets us apart is our collaborative approach that results in unmatched quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.

* Based on the number of issued patents in 2018

Chinese Patent Prosecution Win

McCoy Russell’s Chinese Patent Prosecution team won another revocation of an improper rejection by the Chinese Patent Office. Our team led the appeal to the Reexamination Board that obtained a decision revoking all rejections and the previous Substantive Examination Department of CNIPA will restore the examination procedure consequently based on the Reexamination Decision . The case is Chinese Patent Application No. 201310049770.0, relating to automotive systems.

Anna McCoy Ranked in Chambers USA 2019

B. Anna McCoy has recently been announced as ranked Band 3 by Chambers USA 2019.

It is noted that, Anna McCoy wins recognition as a notable player in the field and is described by sources as an “extremely sharp practitioner who “does very innovative work.” She regularly advises on patent and trademark matters arising in the technology sector.

Patent & Trademarks – Law Firm of the Year USA

McCoy Russell has been announced as a winner of a 2019 Finance Monthly Legal Award in the category Patent & Trademarks – Law Firm of the Year – USA.

Award winners were chosen by the readership of Finance Monthly and their judging panel. Awards are divided into individual and firm categories. Each category was selected to represent the diversity of skills and knowledge that the profession has to offer clients across the globe.

2019 Women of Influence – Anna McCoy

Firm founding partner, Anna McCoy has been featured in the April 2019 edition of the Portland Business Journal as a nominee of the 2019 Women of Influence.

Anna’s nomination was based on her recognition as one of Oregon’s best intellectual property lawyers year after year for her work on trademark and patent law. Along with her being incredibly dedicated to all her clients, both small and large, ensuring each case is treated with her unique hands on approach.

Anna participates within her community in many ways. She is on the board of directors for VertueLab which is a local organization which partners with investors and innovators to create clean technology. As well as being a founding partner of the firm which is a certified Woman Owned Small Business. She has spoken at women in law and technology events, as well as  mentoring up and coming students from her alma mater Lewis and Clark Law School.

Chinese Patent Prosecution Reexamination Win

McCoy Russell’s Chinese Patent Prosecution team won another revocation of an improper rejection by the Chinese Patent Office. Our team led the appeal to the Reexamination Board that obtained a decision revoking all rejections and indicating that the application would continue to be examined by the original examination department. The case is Chinese Patent Application No. 201480064221.3, relating to lighting systems and controls.

Portland’s Most Diverse Law Firms

We are proud to announce our ranking as #12 on Portland Business Journal’s list for Portland’s Most Diverse Law Firms. With 67% of our attorneys being women, 50% of our partners being women, and 67% of our overall staff being women.

At McCoy Russell, we know that innovation thrives when diverse approaches and philosophies are nurtured in the workplace. We view diversity as one of our 5 key value pillars with a focus on incorporating diverse viewpoints, approaches, and experiences and integrating those ideologies into our intellectual property work. To that end, we are dedicated to maintaining a staff comprised of employees from a variety of educational, cultural, and employment backgrounds.

Anna McCoy Featured in WTR1000

Firm founding partner, Anna McCoy is featured in this year’s World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s leading Trademark Professionals which you can view here. Anna was selected due to her hard work, dedication, and trademark know-how, having received sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of her practice and the market in which she operates.