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McCoy Russell attorneys obtain another reversal from the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) in the area of orthopedic medical device design. Our attorneys battled the United States Patent Office for more than a decade to establish the non-obviousness of the invention.
Recreation Meets Innovation at the Outdoors Intellectual Property Blog
The First and Only Blog Dedicated to IP Issues in the Outdoor Equipment and Apparel Industry

PORTLAND, Ore., June 2, 2017 -- The Outdoors Intellectual Property Blog was developed by a group of experienced intellectual property professionals based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When they are not navigating the process of obtaining patents and trademarks for their clients, the contributors can be found navigating trails, rivers and mountains across the globe.

According to a report by the Outdoor Industry Association, consumers spend $887 billion annually on outdoor recreation in the United States alone. To meet this market, innovators are consistently developing and introducing new products to increase the enjoyment, safety and ecological considerations of outdoor recreation activities.

“With the massive amount of innovation occurring in the outdoor equipment and apparel industry and a shifting landscape in intellectual property law, we wanted to create a space where these two worlds could meet,” said contributor John D. Russell. “Our desire is to create intellectual and entertaining content based on a strong understanding of the industry and the often complicated legal challenge of protecting innovation, designs and brands.”

The blog covers topics ranging from details regarding protecting innovation to discussion regarding general trends or news in the outdoor gear and apparel industry. We encourage anyone with questions regarding intellectual property in the realm of outdoor recreation or with a general interest in technology and its relation to the outdoors to visit at www.outdoorsip.com.

Contact:
John D. Russell, Contributor
+1 (971) 271-8020
John@mccrus.com

 

Janina Malone has joined McCoy Russell LLP as Senior Counsel, bringing her patent practice to a new home. With 16 years of large firm and solo intellectual property practice experience, she will join the firm’s patent prosecution team focusing on patent drafting and prosecution, quality assurance and control, and employee development.

Janina’s patent prosecution practice includes molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, immunology, cell signaling, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, genomics, medical devices, mechanical design, biosensors, and computer science and software. She is currently licensed to practice in Washington and Oregon and before the USPTO with inactive status before the Missouri and Georgia bars.

A 14-year resident of Portland, OR she is fluent in Norwegian, French and bumbles in Dutch. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, learning coding and travelling.

The China patent team of McCoy Russell LLP coordinated its 7th straight Chinese appeal/re-examination win of 2017 in the area of control systems for its clients. In each case, the decision of the Chinese Examiner was revoked by the Patent Reexamination Board of The Chinese Patent Office.
McCoy Russell attorneys obtain back to back Examiner reversals from the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) this month in the area of medical imaging and engine design.
Anna McCoy selected for a Lawyer Monthly – Women in Law 2017 Award in recognition of outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Patents/Trademarks.
The work of McCoy Russell LLP led to recognition by Juristat as the Number One firm in Technology Centers 3600 and 3700 based on: applications filed, allowance rate, average number of Office actions before allowance, and average time to allowance.
Anna McCoy was selected to be ranked in their 2017 World Trademark Review (WTR), the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues. This accolade is intended to identify leading firms and individuals in the field of trademarks based on market feedback, depth of expertise and market presence.
The work of McCoy Russell LLP led to recognition by Juristat as one of the top 100 Patent Firms for 2017 based on: applications filed, allowance rate, average number of Office actions before allowance, and average time to allowance.
Anna McCoy recognized by her peers in the area of Trademark Law in the survey 2017 Best Lawyers Pacific Northwest.
The work of McCoy Russell LLP led to recognition as top 20 nationwide for overall patent quality in the 2016 IAM/Ocean Tomo Quality Report.
Awarded:

1. Best for Patentability Searching - Oregon
2. Best for Patent Portfolio Management - Oregon
Anna McCoy has been appointed to the Famous and Well-Known Marks INTA committee for the 2016-2017 term. This committee develops and advocates the Association’s policy regarding the balanced protection of famous and well-known marks. The committee will monitor developments in treaties, cases, legislation and regulation in various jurisdictions, complete analyses and propose policy recommendations to the Board. Work includes report and submission writing, and advocacy in conjunction with relevant INTA committees and staff.
Anna McCoy was nominated once again by her peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in her field. Anna McCoy was nominated by her peers, including trademark lawyers and trademark clients, for listing in the Who’s Who Legal: Trademark 2014. The nomination is given to leading worldwide practitioners in specific practice areas where nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work from both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.
Anna McCoy has been selected as being included in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. She was selected by her peers in the area of Trademark Law.
For the third year in a row, Anna McCoy has been listed among the world’s leading patent professionals in the 2015 edition of the Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000. The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice in 41 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 18 US states. Please join us in congratulating Anna McCoy for this prestigious honor.
For the second consecutive year, Anna McCoy was selected by Chambers & Partners to be ranked in their 2015 World Trademark Review (WTR), the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues. Chambers & Partners rank both lawyers and law firms based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers employed at their head office in London, England.
We are pleased to announce the continuing recognition of our trademark practice group. Anna McCoy was nominated by her peers, including trademark lawyers and trademark clients, for listing in the Who’s Who Legal: Trademark 2014. The nomination is given to leading worldwide practitioners in specific practice areas where nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work from both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.
For the second year in a row, Anna McCoy has been listed among the world's leading patent professionals in the 2014 edition of the Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000. As a comprehensive directory to the top private practice professionals and firms offering patent services in over forty of the world's key jurisdictions, the IAM Patent 1000 presents a defining global overview of specialists in patent prosecution, licensing and litigation. Please join us in congratulating Anna McCoy for this prestigious honor.
Founding partner Anna McCoy has been selected for a second consecutive year to be listed in the International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers publication. The annual Who’s Who lists the world’s leading practitioners in their fields. Nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.
Anna McCoy was selected by Chambers & Partners to be ranked in their 2014 World Trademark Review (WTR), the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues.
Founding partner Anna McCoy has been listed in the International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2013. The publication lists the world’s leading practitioners in their fields. Nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.
Founding partner John D. Russell, Ph.D., has been selected as a 2013 Oregon Rising Star by Super Lawyers for his intellectual property law practice. John has extensive experience representing industry leading technology companies in all aspects of intellectual property. Super Lawyers honors outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Oregon Rising Stars list includes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state of Oregon who are age 40 or younger and/or have been in practice for less than ten years. They are nominated by lawyers who have personally observed them in action through co-counsel, opposing counsel or courtroom observation.
Founding Partner Anna McCoy has been recognized by Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM) as one of the world’s leading patent practitioners. IAM Patent 1000 2013 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals is the second edition of the world’s most extensive guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions. Anna was recognized as providing a full suite of licensing, prosecution and portfolio management services. She was described in IAM’s guide as a passionate and technology-minded practitioner who is applauded for forging close relations with clients.
Founding Partner John Russell’s work at the firm has resulted in the firm being recognized as a 2013 Go-To Law Firm by its Fortune 500 clients for delivering exceptional work to in-house counsel in the area of intellectual property. To compile the list, American Lawyer Media polls the legal departments of Fortune 500 companies for their preferred primary outside counsel in key practice areas. The full list of honored firms is featured in the April 2013 editions of Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer magazines, and the May 2013 edition of Fortune magazine