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Email: mchristner@carlsoncaspers.com

Phone: 612.436.9640

Megan practices intellectual property law emphasizing patent and trade secret litigation and counseling. Many of Megan’s cases are in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, manufacturing, and related technology sectors.

In addition to her experience litigating in district court, Megan is a registered patent attorney and has experience with complex Inter Partes Review proceedings, including successfully arguing before the US Patent Trial and Appeals Board. She also conducts freedom-to-operate clearance reviews and handles patent prosecution matters. She contributes to the firm’s “ANDA Advisors Paragraph IV Litigation” blog, which focuses on new legal issues arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Megan has a solid technical background in addition to her legal experience. After obtaining her Chemical Engineering degree, Megan worked as a system engineer for a leading US-based food company. In that role, she served as a product line lead and managed various of research and development initiatives at the plant level. Her first-hand experience with manufacturing and research & development allows her to bring a unique perspective to her cases.

Megan is active in the legal community and is a member of the Minnesota Federal Bar Association. She has provided pro bono representation in cases involving complex scientific and medical evidence through the Great North Innocence Project, an organization that works to free the wrongly convicted in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

In her free time, Megan loves being outside and can be found hiking, kayaking, or snowshoeing, depending on the season. She is also an avid reader and traveler and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

EDUCATION

University of Iowa College of Law
J.D., conferred with high distinction
Order of the Coif
Note and Comment Editor, Iowa Journal of Corporation Law

Iowa State University
B.S., Chemical Engineering
Minor, Spanish
Magna cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office