Welcome to Res Nova* Law.
At Res Nova Law, we aim to be as innovative and entrepreneurial as our clients are, and that's why we call ourselves the "new thing." We’re a boutique intellectual property and business litigation firm based in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with over 70 years of combined experience serving innovative companies and entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide. We represent businesses of all types and sizes, including creatives, startups, midsize, and quickly growing companies.
Although each situation is unique, our focus is always on our clients’ most important business goals.
*Pronunciation: rez 'noh-vuh | Origin: Latin | Definition: new thing
Patents • Trademarks • Copyrights • Trade Secrets
Just like real property and personal property, the legal system protects “intellectual” property. This includes inventions; business names and branding; secret formulas, processes, and production methods; and creative works such as illustrations, songs, photographs, poems, and sculptures. Our experienced intellectual property attorneys can help identify, manage, and protect your business's intellectual property assets; and enforce your intellectual property rights against infringers.
Contracts • Licensing • Transactions • Litigation
Our extensive experience includes drafting and negotiating contracts for businesses of all types and sizes, including intellectual property assignment and licensing agreements, independent contractor agreements, supplier agreements, and much more. Very often, the best strategy is simply to prevent litigation. Having experienced business lawyers on your team can help you preserve your legal rights, run your business more smoothly and efficiently, and avoid potential litigation.
We practice both intellectual property and business law because these two areas are very much intertwined. After all, your intellectual property is one of your most valuable business assets. For example, your inventions (i.e., patents) can give your business a monopoly for a limited time; your branding (i.e., trademarks) sets your business apart in the marketplace; your creative assets (i.e., copyrights) generate value for your business; and your proprietary information (e.g., trade secrets) gives your business an edge against competitors. In addition to intellectual property, we'll help you protect your business interests throughout each stage of business growth—whether that entails forming or dissolving business entities, drafting or negotiating contracts, resolving business disputes, or all of the above.
Protect your new and useful inventions, including methods, devices, plants, designs, and software.
Protect your branding, including business and product names, designs, slogans, and logos.
Protect your creative works, including songs, illustrations, photographs, literature, and more.
Protect your proprietary information, including secret methods, formulas, and discoveries.
Start, run, and grow your business as smoothly and profitably as possible. Or, devise a smart exit strategy.
Know, protect, and enforce your rights when it comes to music, publishing, media, and the arts.
Resolve your intellectual property and business disputes efficiently, economically, and strategically.
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Meet Our Team
Our attorneys and staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and offer legal services across all areas of intellectual property and business law. Additionally, as a woman-owned and minority business, diversity and inclusion are incredibly important to us. We take great pride in supporting and elevating the businesses of all our clients, regardless of race, gender, class, nationality, ability, and sexual orientation. We're also committed to empowering our local community through volunteerism and pro bono work.
Jia J. Feng.
Matthew N. Miller.
Jamie Lynn Summerfield.
Oregon Certified Paralegal
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