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Since 2005, we have been devoted to developing and implementing winning intellectual property strategies.

The practice spans all areas of IP law, including helping clients build strong patent and trademark portfolios, and helping them obtain value through licensing and enforcement of portfolio assets. We evaluate infringement risks for new technologies and brands, and help clients conduct due diligence when acquiring intellectual property assets. We represent clients worldwide, ranging from small entrepreneurs to global powerhouses in a wide spectrum of industries.

Technology Areas

McCoy Russell LLP has experience protecting intellectual property in the following technology areas.

  • Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits
  • Aftermarket Vehicle Equipment
  • Automobiles
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biologics
  • Blockchain
  • Computer Games
  • Computer Networking Equipment
  • Computer Operating Systems
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Consumer and Educational Software
  • Cooking Technologies
  • CRISPR Systems
  • Data and Telecom Switches
  • Database and Data Management Software
  • Deep Learning
  • Display Technologies
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Target Delivery and Validation
  • Drug Testing
  • Electronic Materials and Processing Tools
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Food Products
  • Footwear
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Image Processing
  • Semiconductor Products
  • Industrial and Personal Scales
  • Internet Marketing Technologies
  • IP Videoconferencing
  • Market Research
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Motorcycles
  • Novel Chemical Compounds
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Small Molecules
  • Small Molecule Inhibitors
  • Snow Sports equipment
  • Soft Goods, Gifts
  • Software
  • Sporting Goods
  • Targeted Delivery Systems
  • Toys
  • Video Servers
  • Wakeboard Product

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

McCoy Russell LLP has a specialty practice as to protection of AI and machine learning inventions.  This specialty practice includes team members who have extensive practice drafting, prosecuting and protecting deep learning inventions.  The practice leverages our technical specialists’ backgrounds and experience.

McCoy Russell’s AI and machine learning work extends across a number of broad industries.  Drafting and coordinated strategies have been prepared for coverage of developments 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.

Software applications have notoriously faced challenges at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office due to Alice 101 rejections. McCoy Russell has developed and utilizes a highly successful approach which integrates searching, drafting and prosecution to be successful in overcoming Alice rejectionsThese efforts were recently confirmed in the Juristat article which ranked all U.S. law firms according to their success rate with software cases in obtaining allowance, where McCoy Russell LLP was identified as the number 2 firm in the U.S. Article located here.

Venture Business

McCoy Russell LLP represents a variety of companies that are funded by venture capital firms. The firm enjoys working with entrepreneurial clients, and offers deferred billing packages for select start-up clients, and also occasionally takes an ownership position in its clients. The firm works with founders, investors, and key technical people to help to build patent portfolios that maximize the value of the enterprise. Strong patent portfolios can significantly increase the value of the original investment during acquisition and funding events. All of the firm’s partners are active in the firm’s venture business practice.

Japan Practice

McCoy Russell LLP has an active Japan practice, advising both Japanese clients on U.S. intellectual property matters and U.S. clients on Japanese intellectual property matters. McCoy Russell attorneys work closely with Japanese patent firms to handle international patent and trademark prosecution, patent and trademark licensing, patent non-infringement and invalidity studies, trademark oppositions and cancellations, and patent and trademark litigation matters for clients in the U.S. and Japan.

China Practice

McCoy Russell LLP has an active China practice, primarily advising U.S. clients on Chinese intellectual property matters. McCoy Russell attorneys work closely together with Chinese patent attorneys to handle international patent and trademark prosecution, patent and trademark licensing, patent non-infringement and invalidity studies, trademark oppositions and cancellations, and patent and trademark litigation matters.

European Practice

McCoy Russell LLP has an active European practice, advising both European clients on U.S. intellectual property matters and U.S. clients on European intellectual property matters. McCoy Russell LLP attorneys work closely together with European patent attorneys to handle international patent and trademark prosecution, patent and trademark licensing, patent non-infringement and invalidity studies, trademark oppositions and cancellations, and patent and trademark litigation matters.