Megan McLoughlin is a data-driven patent attorney with Founders Legal. Megan has unique and unparalleled intellectual property experience that spans both the legal and corporate worlds. Her dedication to uncovering USPTO trends and improving the prosecution process have distinguished her for various professional recognitions, including the IPR Gorilla 2022 Emerging IP Player award. Having spent 7 years with LexisNexis analyzing USPTO data, she has a unique perspective on how the patent office works. She has also partnered with top USPTO filers and their counsel, teaching them to use data to optimize their patent practice.
Megan’s hybrid business and legal background allow her to bring a business perspective to her patent practice. She provides objective and demonstrable improvements to her clients’ prosecution outcomes, while also providing an insider’s perspective on how patents are acquired and used by large corporations.
Megan joins Founders Legal following her successes as the former global director of the LexisNexis prosecution software suite. There, Megan led innovative solutions for improving US prosecution outcomes through the organization’s industry-leading software tools. This experience cultivated her data-forward practice, enhancing the prosecution process and providing key insight into the USPTO and patent system for her clients.
As a regular speaker on global webinars, events, and the Better Patents Now podcast co-host, Megan continues to educate and empower the legal community on the power of data in promoting innovation and strengthening the patent system.
The PathWays system is designed to help applicants predict which art units an application is likely to be filed before the application is even filed. A unique semantic search algorithm compares user submitted text to weighted key words derived from an exhaustive collection of application documents clustered in each USPTO art unit.