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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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 (2021-22)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2021-23)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 49 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 37 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars 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.
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.
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.