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Richard S. Myers, Jr.

Richard S. Myers, Jr.

Richard Myers is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney. His practice focuses on patent-related aspects of intellectual property, including counseling clients on patent infringement, patent validity, and patentability. He has more than two decades of experience with the patent prosecution process. As a former patent examiner and an attorney in the private sector, he has examined or prosecuted over 600 patent applications. With an academic background in chemistry, Richard's practice primarily focuses on life sciences technology, including a wide variety of chemical and pharmaceutical arts. 

While serving as a patent examiner, Richard examined patent applications directed to organic chemical compounds, and their methods of use. He issued patents to many international companies.

Recent Assignments

  • Assist a major academic research institution's drug discovery program to protect a class of pharmaceutical compounds
  • Successfully defending a stretch wrap film patent through three consecutive reexamination proceedings

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • "Intellectual Property Law," Lecturer, Intellectual Property Forum, Tennessee Bar Association, 2004
  • "Basics of IP Litigation," Lecturer, Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn., 2003
  • "Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law," Lecturer, Nashville Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education, Nashville, Tenn., 2002
  • "Tennessee Intellectual Property Law," Lecturer, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association, Fall Symposium, Crossville, Tenn., 2000

More Than Stites & Harbison

From 1997-99, Mr. Myers worked with a law firm in Falls Church, Va. He also served as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Richard enjoys golf, hiking, hunting and fishing. He is involved with his children's many activities and enjoys returning to Mississippi for Delta State Alumni activities and Ole Miss football games.  

Professional Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® (2013-19)

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-18)

Mid-South Super Lawyers® (2017-18)

Community Involvement

  • Delta State University, President of the National Alumni Association