Meghan M. Rachford Associate

Meghan focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, with a concentration on patent litigation. She has handled all aspects of discovery, argued at a Markman hearing, and has gone to trial several times.

Meghan’s biology background and experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device spaces make her a valuable advisor to life sciences companies. She frequently represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in patent litigations. In addition to litigation, she counsels life sciences clients on the intersection of patent law with FDA regulatory issues. While in law school, she worked with start-ups seeking to commercialize several medical devices as part of Emory Law School’s TI:GER® program. Meghan also earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Duke University.

Outside of the life sciences space, Meghan has litigated several patent cases for telecommunications companies, in addition to a variety of flooring intellectual property disputes.


Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement concerning patents covering an over-the-counter cough and cold medication.

Obtained a trial victory invalidating a U.S. patent covering an oral contraceptive.

Defended a major telecommunications company in a jury trial.

  • Emory University School of Law, JD, with Honors, Order of the Coif, 2010
  • Duke University, BS, Biology, 2007

Member, Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court

Member, Intellectual Property Section, State Bar of Georgia

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Named to “Georgia Rising Stars,” Intellectual Property, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2019

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