Mr. Myricks is the founder and principal of the Law Offices of Toussaint L. Myricks, Esq., and has a wealth of experience as a patent lawyer, a technology analyst and as an expert on patent portfolio management, valuation and intellectual property strategy.
Mr. Myricks was most recently Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of PatentCafe.com, Inc., an innovative developer of software products for patent portfolio management. His current law practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications on inventions in the electrical and software art fields involving computer software systems, computer architecture, computer networks, multimedia systems, telecommunications/signal processing applications, artificial intelligence technologies and digital audio. In this role, he provides counsel to business clients and independent inventors on patent portfolio management, patent infringement, patent invalidity, intellectual property and technology licensing, and strategic intellectual property and business matters.
As the former Chief Patent Counsel for Vulcan Inc., the company formed by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, he developed, managed and established the strategic direction of its worldwide intellectual property portfolio of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. 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.
In addition to his work as an intellectual property lawyer, Mr. Myricks was formerly a consulting expert with the Law and Economics Consulting Group, where he provided expertise on strategic business and economic aspects of intellectual property such as damages analyses, market issues, intellectual property valuation, and intellectual property management strategies, including the management and valuation of intellectual property for corporate reorganizations and workouts. He has also consulted on transfer pricing issues for high technology companies.
Education & Certifications
Mr. Myricks holds degrees in electrical engineering from M.I.T. and the University of Washington, and a degree in law 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 United States Supreme Court. He has had or currently maintains memberships with several major legal associations including the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He is also the former Chair of the Seattle Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society.