John d. russell ph.d.


John is available now for speaking engagements such as CLE’s, bar meetings, conferences, and events.

With a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from University of Michigan, John Russell has authored numerous technical articles, conducted research and development at Ford Motor Company, and acquired extensive research experience in a variety of topics. He has experience working with a number of Fortune 500 companies maintaining their intellectual property portfolios and delivering advice aimed towards advancing technologies. 

Starting his career at Ford Motor Company, John is a named inventor on over 170 patents to date. Currently he represents clients in a variety of intellectual property matters and has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patents in a range of technical fields from electronic feedback control systems to mechanical design.

John Russell is one of the the founding partners of McCoy Russell LLP, an avid blogger, and outdoor lover from Portland, Oregon. Please email or go to to request more information.


key topics

Intellectual Property Strategies

Examiner Interviews

Patent Prosecution

Portfolio Development Strategy

Restriction Requirements

Inter Partes Review

Previous speaking engagements

Forth Mobility

Roadmap 7

Oregon State Bar and Intellectual Property Section

Intellectual Property Review

United States Patent and Trademark Office Roadshow

Patent Quality Forum Series

United States Patent and Trademark Midwest Office

World IP Day