ProfessionalsMegan F. Raymond
As counsel in the Litigation Department, Megan Raymond focuses on patent infringement matters. Megan has significant experience representing clients in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and has been involved in over 90 proceedings to date. Megan also has experience litigating in a number of significant patent jurisdictions, including Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission. Her experience spans the pre-suit investigation stage through trial, appeal and/or settlement. She has argued numerous issues in court that have arisen at the claim construction, pretrial and trial phases of litigation.
Serving clients like Genzyme, Twitter, and Garmin, Megan has litigated in a variety of technical fields, including biotechnology, electronics, consumer products, internet technology, computer software, mobile devices, and cryptography.
Her recent experience includes:
- A Leading U.S. Consumer Electronics Company in successfully pursuing a collection of more than 40 CBM petitions that together invalidated every claim (more than 150 in total) of seven litigated patents relating to the sale of digital content over the Internet. This included a group of claims that had led to a $533 million jury verdict in district court.
- A Leading Global Pharmaceutical Company in the preparation of an IPR petition challenging a patent relating to a method for injecting Botox® into spinal muscles for pain treatment. The Board granted institution on all challenged claims.
- A Leading U.S. Consumer Electronics Company in the preparation of four petitions for CBM review challenging two litigated patents relating to selling digital music electronically. The PTAB invalidated all challenged claims in its final decision. On appeal, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Board’s decision and denied the Patent Owner’s requests for rehearing and rehearing en banc.
- Spansion Inc. in multi-patent infringement cases involving non-volatile memory technology in district court and the ITC. Successfully obtained transfer to the Northern District of California from the Eastern District of Virginia.
- PerkinElmer, Inc. in district court litigation involving a patent concerning the method of administering pre-natal Down syndrome screening. Patent was successfully invalidated on summary judgment. Decision was affirmed on appeal.
- Braemar Manufacturing in IPR proceedings relating to cardiac monitoring technology. Institution was successfully denied.
Megan has been recognized by The Legal 500 for her patent litigation work and was named to the PTAB Bar Association's “Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials” list in 2019. Megan is the chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s PTAB committee, the vice-chair of the PTAB Bar Association’s Women’s Committee, the vice-co-chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Mock Argument Committee, and the former vice-chair of the PTAB Bar Association’s Programming Committee. She received the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s George Hutchinson Committee Award recognizing committee leadership in 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2017, she received the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Committee Leadership Award. In addition, she is a frequent speaker on developments in patent law, including topics primarily related to the PTAB.
Megan was the Managing Editor of Virginia Law and Technology at the University of Virginia School of Law. Before law school, Megan was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Laboratory of Immunoregulation (Center for Biologics, Evaluation, and Research), where she co-authored papers on vaccine design and development.