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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.

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.


  • 401 Commerce Street, Suite 800
    Nashville, TN 37219


  • University of Mississippi , J.D., graduated 1994
  • Delta State University, BS, graduated 1991

Bar Admissions

  • United States, Patent and Trademark Office
  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) - Member
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) - Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association - Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association - Member
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Asociation - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Copyright Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Patent


  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2017-present)
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-present)

Product Protection

Assist a major academic research institution's drug discovery program to protect a class of pharmaceutical compounds

Patent Defense

Successfully defending a stretch wrap film patent through three consecutive reexamination proceedings

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