Ronald E. Myrick

Bio

Ron Myrick has more than thirty five years of experience in the intellectual property field, serving as in-house counsel, private practitioner, consultant, and IP bar leader. He focuses his practice on counseling, negotiations, IP asset management and strategy, IP litigation and litigation management and dispute resolution, quality methodology applied to legal services, transactions and licensing, and IP issues relating to international relations.

While in private practice, Mr. Myrick has served as advisor to many Fortune 500 companies and as "virtual" chief IP counsel or as senior IP advisor to smaller companies in the U.S. and abroad. He has published a multi-volume treatise and many papers on international litigation, and is a frequent speaker at meetings and seminars on a wide range of IP legal topics.

Highlights
  • Partner for nearly 10 years in the Finnegan firm
  • Served as lead defense counsel in litigation in the EDTX,  
  • Drove successful IP dispute resolution for domestic plaintiff, employing District Court and ITC action strategies. 
  • Negotiated multiple settlements of IP Disputes ranging in value to many 10's of millions of dollars for both plaintiffs and defendants. . 
  • Served as chief intellectual property counsel for General Electric, successfully leading the effort to restore GE to its traditional IP leadership role, as demonstrated by its return in 2002 to the top ten list for U.S. patents issued. 
  • Served as the chief intellectual property counsel for Digital Equipment, and as general counsel for corporations as diverse as Mostek (a maker of dynamic random access memories and microprocessors) and Otis Elevator NAO. 
  • Past President of the AIPPI, an international association of more than 8000 IP professionals, driving collaborative major effort for new treaty on IP Professional privilege. 
  • Served as an advisor to the European Law Research Center of the Harvard Law School. 
  • Served as adjunct professor of international business transactions at Suffolk University Law School and the University of Connecticut Law School. 
  • Served as a member of the board of directors or as a trustee for many organizations, including the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, National Patent Board, Fairfield Resources International, the Boston Ballet, Boston Lyric Opera, Foundation for a Creative America, and the Dallas Council of World Affairs. 
  • Led successful effort to revise antitrust laws in US for cooperative R&D ventures.

Professional Recognition
  • Named by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as one of the 50 "most influential people in IP" in 2003. 
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion multiple times in The Best Lawyers in America.

Professional Activities
  • Past President of Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle -"AIPPI" (President, 2006-2008; Vice President, 2004-2006) 
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (President, 2002-2003; Vice President, 1999-2002) 
  • U.S. Council for International Business, IP Committee (Chair 2003-2012) 
  • International Chamber of Commerce, IP Commission (Vice Chair 2002-2012) 
  • Patent Public Advisory Committee, USPTO (2000-2003) 
  • Intellectual Property Owners (President 2001-2002) 
  • Association American Bar Association (Member, Dispute Resolution Section; Chairman, Division V-Professional and Section Relations, 2006; Chairman, Division I-Patents, 2004; Chairman, Division X-Biosciences and Chemical Practice; Member, Section of Intellectual Property Law, 1996-1997) 
  • Advisory Council for IP of Pierce Law Center (Chair 2003-2008) 
  • Association for Conflict Resolution

Select Publications and Presentations
  • "Patent and Technology Licensing Differ in Value," Mass High Tech, Aug. 8, 2006. 
  • "CFO's Do Triage on IP Filings-Be Careful What You Patent," Executive Counsel, Jan./Feb. 2005.