Wealth of experience as a patent attorney
Mr. Myricks has a wealth of experience as a patent attorney and an expert on patent
portfolio management, intellectual property valuation, and intellectual property
Currently, he serves as Of Counsel with the Hughes Media Law Group, PLLC, a patent
broker with Tangible IP, and the principal attorney in the Myricks Law Group. In his
current roles, his practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent
applications on inventions in the electrical and software art fields involving computer
software systems, computer networks, multimedia systems, gaming applications and
Internet e-commerce applications. He counsels business owners and inventors on patent
portfolio management, patent infringement, patent invalidity, intellectual property and
technology licensing, and related strategic business matters. In addition, Mr. Myricks has
significant experience drafting and negotiating technology and intellectual property
license agreements, software license agreements, technology transfer agreements, joint
venture agreements, and technology development and distribution agreements. He has
also consulted extensively on transfer pricing issues, intellectual property migration
strategies, and the valuation of intellectual property assets.
His past experience as in-house counsel includes positions as Vice President and Chief
Intellectual Property Counsel for PatentCafe.com, Inc. (now Pantros), an innovative
developer of software products for patent portfolio management, and as Chief Patent
Counsel for Vulcan Inc., the investment company formed by Microsoft co-founder Paul
G. Allen. At Vulcan, Inc., Mr. Myricks developed, managed and established the
strategic direction of its global intellectual property portfolio. He developed the
company’s corporate intellectual property policies and procedures, as well as its internal
processes for preparing and evaluating invention disclosures from engineering and
applied research groups in the company. In support of the company’s investment
activities, he also performed due diligence on intellectual property portfolios of target
companies for acquisition and investment purposes. Prior to joining Vulcan Inc., Mr.
Myricks was an associate with the prestigious intellectual property law firm of
Christensen, O’Connor, Johnson & Kindness, LLP.
Mr. Myricks holds a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering and computer science
from M.I.T, a Master's Degree in electrical engineering from the University of
Washington, a Juris Doctorate and a Master's of Intellectual Property from the Franklin
Pierce Law Center. He is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark
Office and a registered patent agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. He is
licensed to practice law in the State of Washington, in the District of Columbia and
before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
He maintains active memberships with the Washington State Bar Association, the King
County Bar Association, and the Washington State Patent Law Association. He is also
the former Chair of the Seattle Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society.