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 News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Managing IP honors Stites & Harbison attorneys

by staff reporter, The Nashville Ledger, July 23, 2021

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
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Firm Leadership

Management Committee, Member (2018-20)

Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group, Co-Chair

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association, IP Section, Chair
South Carolina Bar Association
Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), AUTM Annual Meeting Program Committee, former member; AUTM Special Interest Group, past chair
Community Involvement

Delta State University, President of the National Alumni Association

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.


Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law (2013-22)

ChambersUSA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Intellectual Property (2021)

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-21)

Mid-South Super Lawyers® (2017-21)

Myers Best Lawyers 2022
IP Star rosette 2018
Myersr Superlaw
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