Res Nova Law
Res Nova Law
Intellectual Property & Business Solutions for Creatives & Entrepreneurs

Welcome to Res Nova Law

Creative & Effective

Intellectual Property 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 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 exclusively practice intellectual property law, which allows us to be experts in our field, gain specialized knowledge, and really get to know our clients’ industries. That way, we can provide our clients with the personal attention they deserve. Although each situation is unique, our focus is always on our clients’ most important business goals.



Methods  Devices  Software  Designs


We help our clients protect their inventions, ensure that their products and processes are non-infringing, and enforce their patent rights in federal court and before the USPTO.

Branding  Logos  Product Design  Slogans


We protect and enforce our clients’ rights in their brand names, logos, designs, and trade dress; take down knockoffs; and assert their trademark rights against infringers.

Illustrations  Songs  Literary Works  Films


We help our clients protect their creative works, take down copycats, and assert their intellectual property rights in their songs, illustrations, photographs, and literary works.

Proprietary Information  Secret Recipes & Methods

Trade Secrets

We advise our clients on how to gain trade secret protection, keep proprietary information confidential, and on when it might be a good idea to apply for patent protection.


Meet Our Team:

Our attorneys are friendly, knowledgeable, and offer legal expertise across all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. 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.


Principal / Attorney


Of Counsel / Registered Patent Attorney


Ready to get in touch about your intellectual property 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
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.