Thoughtfully protecting technology begins and ends with people. Companies need lawyers that speak the language of engineers, respect the pressures placed on in-house teams, and know which arguments convince layman juries and experienced jurists alike. As an experienced patent prosecutor and litigator with the ability to connect with people across every spectrum, Megan is best positioned to safeguard her clients’ technology and propel their business forward.
While working closely with software, energy, telecommunications, healthcare companies and more, Megan carefully listens to each client’s needs and goals before crafting tailored strategies. Drawing on her engineering, patent prosecution, and litigation experience, she knows how to protect her client’s technology at every stage.
Megan's litigation experience includes complex, multi-patent infringement lawsuits involving competitors and non-practicing entities. She has litigated in venues including the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Central District of California. Megan has also represented patent owners and petitioners before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; skillfully balancing IPRs and pending litigation.
Knowing which issues trigger litigation enables Megan to better develop, manage, and maximize the value of her clients’ patent portfolios. As part of this process, she leans on her extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications.
Prior to Baker Botts, Megan served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Reed C. O’Connor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She has also served as a teaching assistant in the patent prosecution course at SMU's Dedman School of Law.
Outside of work, Megan is active with the Junior League of Dallas, having served on its Board as Vice President of Signature Projects in 2022-2023 and its Leadership Council as Chair of the Grants for Innovative Teaching (GFIT) Committee in 2020-2021. You can regularly find her teaching a fitness class at Grit Fitness, enjoying a musical or play, hosting a game night, or cheering on Notre Dame football.