Megan LaDriere is a patent attorney who works closely with clients to develop and protect their intellectual property. Megan is experienced in all areas of patent law, including complex patent litigation, post-grant trials such as inter partes reviews, as well as patent prosecution and counseling. In federal courts across the country and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Megan litigates patent disputes and prosecutes patents relating to a diverse range of technologies including telecommunications, cellular, software, financial services, power generation and coal facilities, medical devices and health care, and online social networking and dating services.
Megan's litigation experience includes complex, multi-patent infringement lawsuits, competitor cases, defending against non-practicing entities, and defending and counter-suing false advertising claims. She has litigated in and advocated for her clients at trial in popular patent venues, including the Eastern District of Texas and the District of Delaware. From initial pleadings, to summary judgement, and through trial, Megan has experience handling and efficiently managing all phases of a case.
Megan has also managed, prepared, and defended against several inter partes reviews at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. She has represented patent owners and petitioners alike and is able to skillfully balance considerations between an IPR and a co-pending litigation.
Megan's practice is rounded out with her experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. She assists companies in developing and managing their patent portfolios, while providing counsel and advice on maximizing its value through licensing or even potential assertion.
Prior to joining the firm, 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 a fitness instructor at Grit Fitness, teaching a Body Sculpt class once a week. You can regularly find her enjoying a musical or play, hosting a game night, or cheering on Notre Dame football. Megan is also an active member of the Junior League of Dallas, serving on Leadership Council as the Chair of the Grants for Innovative Teaching (GFIT) Committee in 2020-2021.