Res Nova Law


Protecting Business, Innovation & Legacies.

We’re a boutique business, intellectual property, and estate planning law firm based in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with experience serving innovative companies and entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Pronunciation: rez ’noh-vuh | Origin: Latin | Definition: new thing; used by courts to describe an issue of new law or a case of first impression.

Who We Represent

We represent small and mid-sized businesses across a broad range of industries and at all stages of growth. If you’ve got a business, we’ve got you.

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Our Services

We help you protect your business interests throughout each stage of business growth— from working with founders to start up and scale their business, to helping owners with business exits and transitions of wealth to future generations.

We'll also help you protect one of your most valuable business assets; your intellectual property.

We know 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.


Protect your new and useful inventions, including methods, devices, plants, designs, and software.

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Protect your branding, including business and product names, designs, slogans, and logos.

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Protect your creative works, including songs, illustrations, photographs, literature, and more.

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Trade Secrets.

Protect your proprietary information, including secret methods, formulas, and discoveries.

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Start, run, and grow your business as smoothly and profitably as possible. Or, devise a smart exit strategy.

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Know, protect, and enforce your rights when it comes to music, publishing, media, and the arts.

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Resolve your intellectual property and business disputes efficiently, economically, and strategically.

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Estate Planning and Business Succession.

Create a solid foundation of legal, insurance, financial, and tax systems for your business.

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Not Sure?

Give us a call at 503-388-3110. If we can't help with your legal issue, we'll refer you to someone who can.

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FREE GUIDE: Benefits of Intellectual Property Registration

Your intellectual property is one of your most important business assets. We've created our quick and easy guide to understanding the benefits of intellectual property registration to help your business exclude competitors from infringing on your valuable:

✓ Inventions ✓ Discoveries ✓ Branding
✓ Creative works ✓ Proprietary information

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Practice Areas


Having experienced business lawyers on your team can help you preserve your legal rights, run your business more efficiently and enforce your rights through litigation when necessary.

Intellectual Property

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.

Estate Planning
& Business Succession

Our experienced estate planning and business succession attorneys can help you build a legacy while you build your business; and prepare a succession plan and exit when the time is right.