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"Husch Blackwell (HB) comes with a great reputation, but most importantly Myers Dill was willing to discuss OUR needs. Myers promised me HB would be available for Keystone Bio as we needed and when we needed. That was extremely important for us. One of the biggest roadblocks to a startup of any kind is the need for exceptional legal structure, while at the same time not becoming cash-poor in the pursuit. Myers and HB were great to work with as Keystone Bio worked through that phase."

Dr. Daniel Sindelar, CEO, Keystone Bio

Overview

Myers manages large, multi-channeled patent estates, helping clients maintain a competitive edge through their intellectual property.

A patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Myers guides clients as they make decisions regarding patent strategies. He assists in securing additional patents for client technologies and maintaining those clients already hold, and he helps manage a complete team of associates and patent agents who stand ready to help achieve client goals.

Myers’s team protects valuable intellectual property assets by preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting freedom to operate and patentability searches, and providing litigation support in patent disputes. In addition to a level of traditional diversity uncommon to the patent law world, the team includes a diverse collection of industry and technical knowledge. Myers ensures that clients are paired with legal professionals who have the technical background to understand their innovations.

Myers also assists clients in drafting and negotiating complex technology agreements, such as software licensing and development agreements. Whether helping a client develop a patent strategy or negotiating a technology agreement, Myers prides himself on offering clients practical advice that aligns with the client’s specific business objectives. Using his degree in biomedical engineering and his experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he works with clients in a range of technology areas, including medical devices, consumer products and control systems. Myers is also active in the St. Louis startup community and often works hand in hand with individual entrepreneurs and early-stage companies, serving in a sole outside counsel role.

Myers is best known for his team management and project management skills that make clients’ lives easier. Clients know that anything given to Myers will be well-managed and done so in a timely manner. This allows them to focus on their business and on future innovations.

"Husch Blackwell (HB) comes with a great reputation, but most importantly Myers Dill was willing to discuss OUR needs. Myers promised me HB would be available for Keystone Bio as we needed and when we needed. That was extremely important for us. One of the biggest roadblocks to a startup of any kind is the need for exceptional legal structure, while at the same time not becoming cash-poor in the pursuit. Myers and HB were great to work with as Keystone Bio worked through that phase."

Dr. Daniel Sindelar, CEO, Keystone Bio

Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation - Patent, 2021-2023

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
    • cum laude
    • Journal of Law, Technology and Policy, Membership Editor
  • M.A., Marian University
    • Teaching
  • B.S., Washington University in St. Louis
    • Biomedical Engineering

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar

Languages

  • Spanish, conversant

The firm has always supported me in becoming the attorney I wanted to be, which has made me want to help raise the next generation of attorneys.

Featured Experience

Advice on Oven Technology Heats Up Client's Business

A leading manufacturer of food service equipment turned to Husch Blackwell when it considered buying a novel oven technology with unclear intellectual property value. Myers was instrumental in the diligence process. He conducted a thorough search for similar patents and patent applications, interviewed the inventor and the technology’s engineers, and analyzed the technology to determine which portions were potentially patentable. Based in large part on our ultimate opinion of the technology’s patentability, the client decided to move forward with the purchase and expects to be at the cutting edge of the industry for years.


Additional Experience
  • Actively manages patent prosecution estates for leading consumer products companies in industries such as kitchen appliances and accessories, sporting goods, home goods and plumbing fixtures.
  • Advised numerous startups on successfully navigating funding and growth stages across technology industries, including medical devices, medical records, consumer products, software and business services.
  • Represented several companies in medical device industry on clearing and obtaining permission for new products before market entry.
  • Guided medical research team through proactive LLC to C corporation conversion, seed investment, Series A Investment and subsequent close.
Outside the Office

Having grown up in Springfield, Illinois, Myers is a passionate Chicago and University of Illinois sports fan.

One of the happiest days of his life was spent in Cleveland at Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, when the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings for their first championship since 1908.

Myers also enjoys the vibrant St. Louis music scene and frequently attends concerts in all genres and at a variety of venues, from the Sheldon Concert Hall to The Pageant, Off-Broadway and the Duck Room in the basement of Blueberry Hill.

Above all, Myers enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife Christine, daughter Lucia, son Hugh and their two dogs, Chief and Maddie.

Community Leadership

Myers is passionate about education, particularly in underserved and underperforming communities. While his career plan was always the law, he deferred law school for two years to serve in Teach for America, where he taught middle school mathematics to children from disenfranchised communities. The experience taught Myers how to meet individuals where they are and develop a personalized plan to help them grow and move forward—just as he does with clients today.

Since completing his stint with Teach for America, Myers has served on the Board of Directors for HOME WORKS!: The Teacher Home Visit Program, as well as in the role of Alumni Buddy (CAB) and Alumni Mentor for Teach for America’s St. Louis Corps.

As part of his involvement with the St. Louis startup community, Myers also serves on the Arch Grants Global Startup Competition Committee.

Startups

Myers enjoys helping startups launch on the right foot. He helps oversee Husch Blackwell’s office in the Cortex innovation hub, assessing the needs of startup companies and guiding them as they grow.

Startups turn to Myers for intellectual property strategy, including patent prosecution and trademark and copyright protection. He also guides startups in corporate structure and governance and directs them to attorneys who can help secure contracts and funding.

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