Megan Chung heads the Patent Litigation Team in the San Diego office. Ms. Chung focuses her practice on intellectual property and complex/technical litigation. She has extensive experience representing companies and executives on intellectual property and technology-related matters, focusing on patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark litigation and post-grant proceedings.

Ms. Chung has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts throughout the United States, including the U.S. International Trade Commission. During her career as a trial attorney, she has served as counsel in numerous successful efforts, obtaining critical claim construction rulings resulting in favorable settlements and summary judgments. She has evaluated intellectual property and litigated claims addressing technology ranging from application and system software, augmented reality, biotechnology, computer products and accessories, fishing lures, Internet, medical device products, semiconductor processing, sensors, telecommunications, and videogame. She has also drafted appellate briefs, including amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to litigating intellectual property and other complex disputes, Ms. Chung regularly advises clients in developing their intellectual property, analyzing products to determine any infringement, conducting due diligence on intellectual property matters for licensing or acquisitions, analyzing competition for freedom to operate, reviewing and training for intellectual property issues in advertisements and other publications in print or media, and establishing strategies to best exploit the use of intellectual property.

Ms. Chung is also committed to public interest work, especially those involving children in the juvenile courts and sexually exploited children and women. She has successfully won asylum hearings for persecuted women based on their religious and/or political beliefs. She has served on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Ms. Chung was recognized as a San Diego “Super Lawyer” in 2017 for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law and Science & Technology Law Member

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Asian American Bar Association, Judiciary Committee Member

California Minority Counsel Program, Member

Federal Bar Association, San Diego, Executive Committee Member

Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, Member

San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

State Bar of California, IP Section, Member

Women in Bio, Southern California, Member

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D. (2003)
    Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy, Managing Editor
  • Stanford University, M.A., Education (1996)
  • Stanford University, B.A., Human Biology (1995)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Admissions

  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Clerkships

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — William Alsup

Who We Are

Suite 400, 12730 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA, 92130
USA
t +1 858.350.6144
f +1 858.430.3851
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA, 94111
USA
t +1 415.273.7528

Megan M. Chung

Experience Highlights

Atlas Brace Technologies USA LLC v. Leatt Corporation and DOES 1-10, Inclusive
Representing Leatt Corporation in the Central District of California. Atlas Brace Technologies filed an action in the Central District of California more
Copyright infringement against music, video, book and entertainment retailer
Represented defendants against claims that search engine capabilities rendered them liable for copyright infringement. more
Medtronic v. Edwards Lifesciences
Defended Edwards Lifesciences in a four patent case Medtronics brought involving Edwards’ flagship prosthetic surgical heart valves. Furthermore, more
MB Technologies Inc. v. Oracle Corporation et al.
Represented Oracle Corporation (Oracle) against claims of copyright infringement of its technology to build user interfaces. The case involved more