Meghan McLean Poon

Meghan McLean Poon

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison (B.S., 2004)
University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D., 2011)
University of Southern California (J.D., 2014)

Bar Admissions

California
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Dr. Meghan Poon counsels clients on patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio strategy, and IP due diligence in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. She has significant experience in diverse technologies including biologics (such as antibody therapies), drug delivery techniques, immuno-oncology therapies, drug development platforms, gene therapy, and genetically modified plants. She represents clients ranging from large international pharmaceutical companies to midsized companies, startups, and universities.

Meghan has filed numerous Patent Term Extension applications to secure additional term for her clients’ patents which cover FDA approved products. In addition, Meghan has extensive experience addressing complex obviousness-double patenting and subject matter eligibility issues impacting her clients’ patent portfolios. Meghan also represents clients in both investor side and target side due diligence in deals from seed funding to initial public offerings.

Prior to law school, Meghan attended graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a Ph.D. in biological chemistry based upon her work on protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions at a molecular level. Meghan is the author of several scientific publications and has presented her research at international conferences.

Meghan received her J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School and spent a year as a visiting student at Santa Clara University, where she focused on intellectual property.

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