Megan F. RaymondPartner
Megan F. Raymond is one of the top 50 women in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) trials, representing clients in over 90 post-grant proceedings to date.
Megan also tries patent cases in federal district courts and in the International Trade Commission, and argues appeals before the Federal Circuit.
Megan is ranked in Chambers USA as an Up and Coming practitioner for Intellectual Property: Patent. Chambers describes her having particular expertise in PTAB proceedings and describes her as “a very smart and capable lawyer, who represents clients in a very effective way.” Megan has also been recognized by IAM 1000 and The Legal 500, as “a rising star who can handle difficult arguments and witnesses with grace and effectiveness.” She was also named to the PTAB Bar Association’s “Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials” list in 2019 and 2021. And (beginning with Release 12), Megan has authored updates to PLI’s treatise, Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Megan currently serves as Secretary of the PTAB Bar Association. Megan is also the chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s PTAB committee and the vice-co-chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Mock Argument Committee. She previously served as the vice-chair of the PTAB Bar Association’s Programming Committee and Women’s Committee. On the Women’s Committee she worked on preparing the PTAB Bar Association Women at the PTAB report on gender diversity in the PTAB. She received the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s George Hutchinson Committee Award recognizing committee leadership in 2017, 2018, and 2019. 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 coauthored papers on vaccine design and development.
Megan received her A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She was a clerk to the Hon. Haldane Robert Mayer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.