Megan J. Redmond

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Professional Profile

Megan Redmond is an original member of Erise IP and a first-chair intellectual property litigator.

Over two decades in practice, Megan has achieved results for clients in multiple technology areas, including toys, GPS technology, consumer electronics, digital rights management, video games and systems, e-commerce, and multiple aspects of data network technology and testing.

Clients benefit from her pragmatic litigation philosophy, which focuses on developing strategies to terminate cases quickly, while, at the same time, preparing each case for trial – should that need arise.

Before attending law school, Megan worked at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, where her research on pig eyes and cellular regeneration was part of a study aimed at improving cataract surgeries in underdeveloped nations. She applies this work in the laboratory to help find novel solutions to highly technical problems.

Among her recent matters:

  • CG Technology Development, LLC v. FanDuel, Inc.: Megan defended FanDuel, a leading gaming company, against allegations it alleged 12 patents. First, Megan and her team reduced the case to one asserted patent; later, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware invalidated the final patent. The District Court’s decision was affirmed by the Federal Circuit, ending the litigation altogether.
  • Sphero v. Spin Master: Megan defeated a motion for preliminary injunction in a patent infringement case against Spin Master, a global toy company, brought by a plaintiff who sought to prevent the sale of a Star Wars BB-8 toy during the Christmas season.
  • Winters v. PACCAR: Megan represented PACCAR, a Fortune 500 truck manufacturer, in a trademark infringement dispute. Megan overcame the plaintiff’s asserted IP claims against PACCAR and countersued to enforce PACCAR’s own IP counterclaims. The case ended with a seven-figure settlement in PACCAR’s favor.

Megan’s zealous protection of her clients’ property rights extends beyond the realm of IP to real property. She has significant experience in real estate litigation, including land, title and nuisance matters.

In one notable case, Megan represented a municipality that sought to stop a publicly traded company from transporting rocks from a quarry down a residential street. The jury awarded Megan’s client verdicts for $1.9 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages on the claims of negligent repair and public nuisance.

Megan frequently speaks on litigation matters; recent presentations include the Association of Intellectual Property Firms and the Kansas Women Attorneys Association, among others. She is an active volunteer with Operation Breakthrough, a non-profit that supports children in poverty and their families.

  • 2003, J.D., DePaul College of Law
    • CALI Award Recipient
  •  2000, 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.
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • 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, 2020-2021
  • 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.