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Michael S. Hargis

Michael Hargis is a registered patent attorney and member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group. He has over 25 years of experience representing clients in intellectual property matters.

Michael has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in a wide array of technologies including medical devices, machines, audio speakers, automotive, and HVAC. Michael’s practice also focuses on trademark prosecution and enforcement matters including inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and infringement litigation.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships
Fayette County Bar Association, Member
Kentucky Bar Association, Member
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
Community Involvement

Southland Church, Member

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Michael was a partner with King & Schickli, PLLC, a Lexington, Kentucky intellectual property boutique. Prior to law school, Michael worked as a senior engineer with McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing, Inc.), a defense contractor, designing avionics and electronic test equipment for the F-15 and F-18 aircraft.

Throughout his time in Lexington, Michael has been actively involved in the soccer community serving on boards with the I AM 3rd recreational soccer league and Commonwealth Soccer club and in other roles with Lexington FC and Lexington Christian Academy teams, and coaching numerous recreational teams.

Accolades

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2021-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2021)

Hargis M Super Law
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Press Releases

Managing IP Honors Stites & Harbison Attorneys on “IP Stars” 2022 List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2022 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 08, 2022
Articles

Trademark Modernization Act Provides Useful tools for Brand Owners of All Sizes

The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) introduced several amendments to federal trademark statutes, known as the Lanham Act, that should prove favorable to brand owners when the TMA becomes effective on December 27th.

by Michael S. Hargis October 04, 2021
Press Releases

Managing IP Honors Stites & Harbison Attorneys on “IP Stars” 2021 List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2021 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 26, 2021
Press Releases

Well-Known King & Schickli Intellectual Property Attorneys Join Stites & Harbison

LEXINGTON, Ky. —Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces the addition of four attorneys to the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology (IPT) Service Group.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 15, 2021