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Anna McCoy

Anna McCoy is a founding partner of McCoy Russell LLP, an intellectual property law firm based in Portland, OR. Anna earned her J.D. at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she graduated with honors with a General Business Law Certificate and was a member of the Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law.At McCoy Russell she represents clients in a variety of patent and trademark matters. Anna especially enjoys working with clients in the outdoor gear and apparel space. In her time away from work, she can be found training for triathlons and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family.


John Russell

John Russell is a founding partner of the law firm McCoy Russell LLP, based in Portland, OR.  John obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University and began his career as an engineer at Ford Motor Company, where he implemented feedback control systems and signal processing techniques before transitioning to the intellectual property department at Ford.  John also received a Master of Science in Engineering from University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of Michigan. At McCoy Russell, John represents clients in a variety of patent and trademark matters.  In his spare time, John enjoys surfing, skiing, and all other outdoor activities the great state of Oregon has to offer.


Marina Chong

Marina Chong is a technical specialist at McCoy Russell LLP, based in Portland, OR. She obtained her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Marina is an inorganic chemist with a interest in renewable energy, nanotechnology, and material science with a wide range of scientific knowledge. She is also an avid martial artist, dog owner/ownee, and outdoor enthusiast. 

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Paul Focke

Paul Focke is a technical specialist at McCoy Russell LLP, based in Portland, OR.  Prior to that, he worked as a research scientist at Oregon Health Sciences University, where he obtained a PhD in Neuroscience.  Paul is passionate about new technological advances in a wide variety of scientific and engineering fields, including advances in outdoor technology.  In his spare time, Paul puts products designed for the outdoors to use in various activities, including snowboarding, hiking, biking, running, surfing, fishing, and mountain climbing. 

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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson is a technical specialist and avid bike commuter at McCoy Russell LLP, based in Portland, OR.  Jennifer has a Ph.D. in medical genetics from Oregon Health Sciences University, where she studied DNA repair.  Jennifer has nearly seven years of experience working on intellectual property matters related to technological advances in the outdoors space, such as advances related to fitness trackers, shoes, and bicycles.  In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hiking with her husband and son in Portland’s Forest Park and fishing and riding ATVs on her family’s ranch in Eastern Oregon.


Arsalan Zolfaghari

Arsalan is a Technical Specialist at McCoy Russell LLP. He has a background in science and engineering with a degree in chemistry from Oregon State University. Arsalan identifies as a lifelong learner who continuously seeks knowledge by identifying, assimilating and imagining the utility of emerging sciences, technologies and ideas. He is passionate about niche and quirky products and spends his free time outdoors.