Megan S. Woodworth

Partner
Woodworth Megan

Megan Woodworth, co-chair of Venable’s IP Litigation Group, focuses her practice on patent litigation and appeals. Megan has helped clients resolve complex patent disputes involving sophisticated technologies, such as medical devices, software, telecommunications, and automotive technologies. She has represented clients before the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and various district courts. Megan has also argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has authored and co-authored dozens of appellate briefs.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Served as lead appellate counsel in successfully defending a judgment awarding attorneys' fees to defendant in a patent dispute involving biometric identification for computer systems.
  • Served as appellate counsel for automotive company in successfully defending a judgment of non-infringement and awarding attorneys' fees to the defendant in a patent dispute involving online retail and advertising systems.
  • Served as counsel for Complainant in successfully obtaining consent orders at the International Trade Commission against various respondents relating to a design patent infringement claim on off-road vehicles.
  • Served as counsel in two cases transferred from Texas respectively to California and New Jersey in cases involving cell phone antennas and air conditioner heat exchangers. The cases were voluntarily dismissed by the Plaintiff.
  • Served as counsel for computer software company in a patent dispute involving data encryption technology and web services. The case is ongoing.
  • Served as trial and appellate counsel for orthopedic medical device company in patent infringement actions involving methods and products for performing shoulder repair.
  • Serve as counsel in connection with two interferences relating to patents involving electrically erasable read only memory. Served as lead appellate counsel on appeal in successfully defending the PTO decision finding that the interfering patent application did not have written support for its claims.

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. with honors University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law 2003
    • Order of the Coif
    • The North Carolina Law Review
  • B.S. University of Illinois 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Kimberly A. Moore U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Adjunct professor, George Washington University School of Law, 2011-2013

Recognition
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  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2019 - 2020
  • Recognized in Legal 500, Intellectual Property - Patents: Litigation (full coverage), 2019
  • Named to Law360 Rising Stars, 2014
  • Named to IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2015, 2017 - 2019