McCoy Russell LLP is an elite intellectual property law firm focused on the prosecution and development of patent and trademark portfolios.

We take innovation seriously and have applied pioneering solutions and structures to maximize the potential of our highly-skilled staff to the benefit of our clients. Our senior attorneys work in concert with a unique combination of technology-focused and prosecution-focused teams to generate integrated strategies for elegant, high-quality patent and trademark solutions.


At McCoy Russell LLP, we know that innovation thrives when diverse approaches and philosophies are nurtured in the workplace. To that end, we are dedicated to maintaining a staff comprised of employees from a variety of educational, cultural and employment backgrounds. Many of our Technology Specialists and Patent Agents are multilingual, allowing for seamless interfacing with clients and patent offices around the world.

As an SBA certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), our commitment to inclusion extends to the top levels of our management structure. A majority of our senior staff and supervisors are women, as well as half of our Technology Specialist staff. We invite you to browse the individual biography pages of our staff members to learn more about their backgrounds, accomplishments and areas of expertise.


From entrepreneurs to global powerhouses, we represent clients all over the world in a wide spectrum of technologies – heavy industry and transportation, deep learning and artificial intelligence, database and data management software, medical devices and biotechnology, and outdoor equipment and apparel. Our professionals understand the powerful relationship between intellectual property strategy and marketplace success and will work tirelessly to help our clients attain their goals.

In addition, we are committed to our thought leadership vision. Our efforts include a dedication to diversity, community outreach and volunteering as well as firm partner, John Russell, authoring a popular intellectual property and patent prosecution blog https://www.mriplaw.com/

We have staff with advanced degrees in:

    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Chemical Biology
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemical Oceanography
    • Computational Chemistry
    • Control Science and Engineering
    • Engineering
    • Fiber Optics/ Computer Networks
    • Immunology
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Science
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Molecular and Medical Genetics
    • Neuroscience
    • Physics
    • Zoology


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.
Super Lawyers: Anna McCoy (2022-2024) & John Russell (2020-2024, 2013 Rising Star)
McCoy Russell is recognized by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) as a certified Women-Owned Small Business.
The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is an authorized 3rd party certifier for the federal WOSB and EDWOSB programs.
The resource identifies the leading trademark practitioners and firms from around the globe.
Partner Anna McCoy continues to be recognized and recommended for her expertise in Trademark matters.
McCoy Russell has been recognized in Chambers USA as one of the leading intellectual property firms in the USA alongside a handful of it’s attorneys.
Firm Recognition (2021-2024)
Leading Lawyers: Anna McCoy (2021-2024) & John Russell (2022-2024)
Up and Coming: Justin Wagner (2024)
Associate to Watch: Justin Wagner (2022,2023)
“Best Law Firms” is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.
McCoy Russell is pleased to announce our inclusion in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” publication under the practice area of Patent and Trademark Law in Oregon since 2018.
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.
Best Lawyers in Patent Law: John Russell (2020-2024)
Best Lawyers in Trademark Law: Anna McCoy (2019-2024)
McCoy Russell – Patents / Trademarks – Law Firm of the Year – USA
Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) has confirmed the firm meets the state eligibility criteria as established in OAR 123-200-1000 – 2300.
Top Patent Firms rankings are based solely on performance metrics.
McCoy Russell is recognized as the Top Performing Patent firm within USPTO Technology Centers 3600 & 3700 for quality and efficiency since 2020.
Portland’s Most Diverse Law Firms
Anna McCoy – Women in Law recognition of outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Boutique.
Anna McCoy – 2019 Women of Influence Nominee, Portland Business Journal
Certified Woman Owned Small Business, SBA
Number 2 Firm in Alice Allowances according to Juristat
One of the Largest Women-Owned Businesses in Oregon & S.W. Washington
Patents & Trademarks – Law Firm of the Year – USA
Top 20 Nationwide for Overall Patent Quality
Patents and Trademarks – Law Firm of the Year – USA
Anna McCoy – Women in Law recognition of outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Patents and Trademarks
Top Patent Law Firm


McCoy and Russell began practicing together in their predecessor firm, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle (ahmrt.com) in 2005. McCoy Russell had been operating out of our location in downtown Portland, expanding and growing over that time. Currently, our firm operates in the heart of the Pearl District, in the former American Chicle Building.

The firm was started based on a vision from the founding partners who met and trained at a traditional IP firm. Based on their experience and their own clients, the founding partners decided there was value and interest in creating a client-driven, team-based prosecution firm.

We have continued to hone our team-based prosecution strategy and look forward to our future opportunities and technological advancements as pertaining to patent and trademark application processes.