Richard Bissell Prosser (August 25, 1838 - March 18, 1918) was a patent examiner and a biographical writer.
Born in Birmingham, he was educated at University College School, London. In 1856 Prosser joined the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, London, where he later rose to become Chief Examiner. He was forced to retire early, in 1888, because of partial blindness, but continued to take an active part in local government and church life in St Pancras.
He was briefly a member of the London School Board, co-opted to fill a casual vacancy for Marylebone in November 1902: the board was abolished in 1904.