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.

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Bar Admissions
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
Fayette County Bar Association, Member
Kentucky Bar Association, Member
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
Community Involvement

Southland Church, Member

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.


Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2021)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2021)

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