PDX Lunch & Learn: IP Funding Strategy: A Portfolio-Based Perspective

Event Details

Oct 30, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Portland State University Business Accelerator
Corbet Building | Mount Hood Room
2828 SW Corbett Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

TAO Member $10.00

Non-Member $25.00



Developing strong intellectual property program is one of the most urgent topics on the agendas of company leaders today.

Foundational to an organization’s success, particularly with regard to raising funding, IP programs effectively utilize and prioritize the different types of intellectual property protection depending on the technology, business strategy, and available resource timing.  And the best programs for intellectual property protection take a holistic approach, where everyone in the organization and the extended enterprise has an equal stake in its success.

Please join McCoy Russell LLP  and the Technology Association of Oregon on Wednesday, October 30th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Portland State University Business Accelerator for an interactive presentation where attendees will find out best practices for policies and procedures. And help at defining what is required of employees, suppliers, contractors, consultants, vendors, and all other third parties when accessing, utilizing, and properly handling your company’s trade secrets.




John Russell
Founding Partner
McCoy Russell LLP

John Russell is a highly respected intellectual property attorney with significant experience in developing industry-leading patent portfolios for clients across a broad range of technologies. He has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patents in a broad range of technical fields, including artificial intelligence, control systems, robotics, digital and analog signal processing, imaging, and display technology. 

John also manages the firm's appeal practice which has achieved an unmatched success rate in overcoming Patent Office rejections. John currently represents clients in a variety of patent and trademark matters, including patent portfolio management and strategy development, patent procurement, patent appeals, licensing, and client counseling.

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, Magna Cum Laude.
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. 
  • M.S., Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Summa Cum Laude and With Distinction. 


The topic will be most relevant for business owners, C-Suite executives, entrepreneurs, and technology managers from all industries


McCoy Russell LLP is a nationally ranked, boutique intellectual property firm focused on portfolio development. The firm is focused on high quality, efficient, and personalized work that blends law and technology. Issuing over 770 US patents for its clients in 2018, it has one of the largest patent dockets on the West coast. Further, the firm was recently recognized as the #2 firm in the country for overcoming software patent rejections under the Alice line of Supreme Court cases that have decimated software patents over the last few years.











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