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Overview

Myers enjoys helping clients secure a competitive edge that will take their businesses to the next level. Often, that edge takes the form of a patent.

A patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Myers helps clients protect their valuable assets by preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting freedom to operate and patentability searches, and providing litigation support for patent defenses. He also protects clients’ brands by securing and defending trademarks and counseling clients on trade secret protection.

Myers enjoys performing due diligence for clients so they may consider all the necessary factors before deciding whether to buy technologies and/or brands associated with a business target. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to helping clients draft and negotiate software development and licensing agreements.

Using his degree in biomedical engineering and his experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Myers works with clients in a range of technology areas, including medical devices, consumer products and control systems.

He often works hand in hand with individual entrepreneurs and private startup companies, including those affiliated with St. Louis’ Cortex Innovation Community. As startup clients mature in their businesses, Myers helps them navigate an often challenging legal environment by identifying when to spend their precious resources on legal services.


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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 Associations and Memberships

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

Languages

  • Spanish, conversant
Featured Case Study

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
  • Advised numerous startups on successfully navigating funding and growth stages across technology industries, including medical devices, medical records, consumer products, software and business services.
  • Advised numerous startups on successfully navigating medical device industry on clearing and obtaining protection for new products before market entry.
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.

He also enjoys spending time with his dogs. Chief was named after Chief Illiniwek, the retired mascot of the University of Illinois. Maddie is the namesake of Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

Community Leadership
  • HOME WORKS! The Teacher Home Visit Program, Board of Directors
  • Teach for America, St. Louis Corps, Alumni-Buddy (CAB) Alumni Mentor
  • Arch Grants Global Startup Competition Committee
Emerging Companies

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.

Emerging companies 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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