Megan Redmond is a founding member of Erise IP.
Megan’s passion is helping technology and inventive companies find the “win.” The approach she uses to attain success is a strong team-driven style, which starts by listening to a variety of perspectives, identifying the major stumbling blocks, and paying heed to the strongest path to the “win.” Megan’s experience includes first-chair trial victories, leading and closing negotiations, and crafting original solutions to business problems. Her goal is always to provide a pragmatic solution that considers risk, reward, and, most importantly, business objectives.
Megan is fascinated by technology, particularly technology that solves old problems in a new way or cutting-edge solutions to unknown problems. And the ability to explain and problem-solve when business and technology intersect is a passion of hers.
Megan is an entrepreneur, including as a founding member of Erise IP, a technology-focused firm. Over 10 years, Erise has grown from a team of 6 to a team of more than 65; we have been honored as one of the “IP Boutiques Punching Above Their Weight” (Law 360); an “IP Firm to Watch” (Managing Intellectual Property); and “One of the Best Patent-Focused Firms in the Nation” (Patently-O). Prior to our firm’s founding, Megan practiced at large law firms.
Megan is a third-generation Kansas lawyer, a fifth-generation Jayhawk, a proud mom to Finn, and an ardent supporter of Operation Breakthrough. While Megan resides in Kansas City, she also calls New Harbor, Maine home.
Megan frequently speaks on technology matters and mentors engineering students and law students alike regarding the intersection of law and technology.
- J.D., DePaul College of Law
- CALI Award Recipient
- B.S., Genetics/Biology, University of Kansas
- Completed a thesis in the area of eye research, titled Matrix Metalloproteinases in a Porcine Capsular Bag System.
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2020-2022
- Patexia: Best Performing Patent Litigators, 2022
- Elite Boutique Trailblazer, by National Law Journal, 2018
- Rising Star, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
- Speaker, “The Changing Venue Requirements for Patent Litigation,” Association of Intellectual Property Firms Annual Conference 2019, Alexandria, Virginia, September 2019
- Speaker, “Navigating Discovery in Patent Litigation,” Association of Intellectual Property Firms Annual Conference 2018, Chicago, Illinois, September 2018
- Speaker, “Depositions: Soup to Nuts,” Kansas Women Attorney’s Association 2018 Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 2018
- Speaker, “Functional Claiming,” Webinar, January 2018
- Speaker, “IP Provisions for Business Contracts that Every Non-IP Attorney Should Know,” Two-Part Webinar Series, January 2015
- Co-Coordinator, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council Pro-Bono Project, which received the Missouri Bar Pro Bono Award in 2007
- Chair, Cycling for Change, a Catholic Charities sponsored bike ride
- Volunteer, Operation Breakthrough
- Sphero v. Spin Master – defeated a motion for preliminary injunction in a patent infringement case against Spin Master where the Plaintiff sought to prevent the sale of a Star Wars BB-8 toy during the Christmas season.
- Winters v. PACCAR – overcame Plaintiff’s asserted IP claims against PACCAR and countersued to enforce PACCAR’s own IP counterclaims. The case settled in PACCAR’s favor to the tune of millions of dollars.
- Rehco v. Spin Master – prevailed in defeating a motion for preliminary injunction against Spin Master, followed by a summary judgment win on both patent and contract claims.
- Unlioc v. Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and 5 other game developers- prevailed in an IPR proceeding by invalidating the asserted claims and then successfully defeated a motion to amend to add new claims not previously asserted before the IPR filing.
- Garmin v. PhatRat – prevailed in an arbitration for Garmin regarding breach of contract claims related to a patent license and obtained an award of attorneys’ fees.
- ADC v. Sony – prevailed in five patent office proceedings and invalidated nearly all patent claims for Sony, which resulted in a nominal settlement.
- Icon v. Garmin- prevailed in defeating plaintiff’s allegations of patent infringement against Garmin through motions to dismiss based on 101.
- Elkin v. Cerner- obtained a directed verdict for Cerner in connection with Elkin’s various claims of copyright infringement.