Of Counsel / Registered Patent Attorney  Portland, OR

Howard Russell


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Attorney Bio:

Howard is a registered patent attorney, with 27 years of experience in patent and trademark prosecution, both at large law firms and as in-house counsel. Howard's practice is primarily focused on U.S. and international patent and trademark prosecution, in the areas of electro-mechanical, computer hardware, and software arts. He also represents clients in licensing matters and provides support for intellectual property litigation.


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • State Courts of Oregon
  • State Courts of Texas (inactive)



  • Oregon State Bar – Member (current)
  • Portland High-Tech Startup – Co-founder (current)

  • Portland Choir & Orchestra – Member (current)

  • Boy Scouts of America – Training Director & Re-Chartering Specialist (current)

  • Youth Group Leader (current)




  • J.D., Cum Laude – J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (1986-1989)
  • B.S. in Design Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering emphasis) – Brigham Young University (1980-1986)

Legal Experience:

  • Principal/Patent Attorney – HPR Law (2003-present)
  • In-House Patent Counsel – startup company (2014-present)
  • Patent Attorney – large Portland IP firm (1998-1999)
  • In-House Counsel – tech company (1994-1998)
  • Patent Attorney – large Texas IP law firm (1989-1991)