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.
Intellectual Property Law
Basics of IP Litigation
Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law
Tennessee Intellectual Property Law
Management Committee, Member (2018-20)
Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group, Co-Chair
Delta State University, President of the National Alumni Association
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.
Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law (2013-20)
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-20)
Mid-South Super Lawyers® (2017-19)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine has named seven Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2020 “IP Stars” list. The publication recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The 2019 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers recently honored nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Stites & Harbison, PLLC recently elected attorney Richard Myers Jr. to the firm’s six-member Management Committee to serve a two-year term.