Res Nova Law

Welcome to Res Nova Law

Intellectual Property & Business Solutions

For Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Based in Beautiful Portland, Oregon

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Our Law Firm:

We’re a modern and tech-savvy intellectual property and business law firm based in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with over 50 years of combined experience serving innovators and entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest. We represent businesses of all types and sizes, including creatives, startups, and midsize and quickly growing companies. We're also expert litigators who specialize in resolving intellectual property disputes, whether the best path to resolution is mediation, arbitration, settlement, or trial. Although each situation is unique, our focus is always on our clients’ business goals.


Our Services Include:

Patents  Trademarks Copyrights • Trade Secrets

Intellectual PropertY

We specialize in protecting & enforcing our clients' rights in their inventions, brand names, logos, illustrations, sculptures, trade secrets, literary works, & other creative assets.

Startups  Contracts  Advising  Litigation

Business Advising & Litigation

We help our clients manage their intellectual property assets, implement legally sound & favorable contracts, run their businesses more smoothly, & avoid potential litigation.

Dedicated Legal Team  Flat Monthly Fee

Outside General Counsel

WE provide a dedicated team of intellectual property attorneys for our clients who have ongoing intellectual property needs, all for a flat monthly fee (and no obligation).


Meet Our Team:

Principal / Intellectual Property & Business Attorney

Intellectual Property Attorney

Intellectual Property & Business Attorney


Of Counsel / Registered Patent Attorney

Paralegal / Client Relations Manager


Ready to get in touch about your intellectual property or business matter?

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A few of our satisfied clients:


Our ClientS SaY:

My consultation with Susan Ford helped me to navigate the legal issues I was facing while making a documentary. Moving ahead, I have every intention of working with Susan again. She is a consummate professional, and truly kind person as well.
— Jen T., Documentary Filmmaker
I have known Susan for nearly 5 years. During the past 6 months she has had to handle several complicated business matters that were critical to me staying in business. Susan delivered results that allowed me to continue operating my small business. She responded quickly to every question I had. She has a sharp mind with over 20 years experience that shows in her work. I can’t recommend working with her enough!
— Tamara Y., Business Owner
Jia helped me write a custom contract for an important business transaction, which gave me the peace of mind I needed. Working with her was a pleasant and professional experience and I would definitely recommend her as a lawyer.
— Kalani K., Maker & Small Business Owner
Patient, kind, attentive. Res Nova assisted me in reassigning intellectual property as well as leaving an LLC. I was incredibly nervous even to approach legal counsel because it seemed so out of my world. Thankfully, I was walked through every step of the process with ease. If the need arises I will absolutely be calling Res Nova again.
— Jess A., Independent Illustrator
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Get in Touch:

Have a legal question, conundrum, or exciting new project? Tell us a bit about your situation—just fill out the below form, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Or, you can go ahead an appointment with us right away.

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Our Office:

1455 NW Irving Street, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209

(971) 247-4023


We're in the Wacom Building, located in the Pearl District.