Meghan J. Carmody is a registered patent attorney and an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gordon & Rees, practicing in the area of Intellectual Property. Ms. Carmody is experienced in providing strategic patent counseling to domestic and international clients ranging from independent inventors to Fortune 500 companies. She has a wide range of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of technical areas, including software, electronics, and mechanics. Ms. Carmody has represented major industrial companies in the areas of aerospace, printer, automotive, and consumer electronics technology.
Ms. Carmody has successfully represented many clients in appeal proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including personally arguing at least a dozen cases before the PTAB. She has also assisted in several patent litigations in federal court and in foreign courts, including the organization and management of large-scale discovery requests.
Ms. Carmody also has significant experience in prosecuting design patent applications and trademark applications. She has a special understanding and knowledge of international design applications filed under the Hague Agreement, particularly with regard to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s 2015 implementation of the new rules for filing international applications.
While in law school, Ms. Carmody was an editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law, and authored an article entitled “The Price of Cheap Goods: China and the Need for Stringent Manufacturing Regulations,” NC Journal of International Law, Winter 2009, Volume 34. Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Carmody worked as an associate for five years at an intellectual property boutique in Alexandria, Virginia.
United States Patent & Trademark Office
Alexandria Tutoring Consortium, October 2015 — present
D.C. Volunteer Lawyer's Project, January 2011 — January 2012