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Megan Bowers

Megan E. Bowers Ph.D.

Registered Patent Attorney

Megan is an intellectual property associate with experience in a wide range of disciplines, including biomedical engineering, biomaterials, medical devices, tissue engineering, orthopaedics, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and image processing. Megan aids in the strategic development and protection of clients’ intellectual property portfolios, and conducts due diligence, freedom-to-operate, and patentability analyses, as well as preparing and prosecuting patents in the United States and internationally. She also assists in post-grant matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and provides strategic analysis in patent litigation matters.

Megan holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Brown University, and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. Her research was conducted primarily in the orthopaedics space, with an emphasis on quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (qMRI) and 3D modeling of articular cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Her postdoctoral work, completed in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, focused on noninvasive quantitative and semiquantitative imaging of articular cartilage in both clinical and large animal studies. Additionally, she has worked as a medical writer and editor, providing grant and manuscript writing expertise to clinicians and research scientists in a variety of disciplines.

Bar admissionsPennsylvaniaUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
  • J.D., George Washington University
  • Ph.D., Brown University, Biomedical engineering
  • B.S., University of Connecticut, Biomedical engineering


  • Raymond Miller, Michael Haggerson, and Megan Bowers, Developing, Disclosing, and Patenting Technology During National Emergencies, The Licensing Journal, June/July 2020
  • Raymond Miller, Hilary Cairnie, Aparna Nemlekar, and Megan Bowers, NIH May Own Gilead’s Blockbuster Hepatitis Drug Due to Misstep, Bloomberg Law, April 12, 2018
  • Chu et al., Minimally Manipulated Bone Marrow Concentrate Compared with Microfracture Treatment of Full-Thickness Chondral Defects: A One-Year Study in an Equine Model, J Bone Joint Surg Am, January 17, 2018
  • Raymond Miller, Barry Boise, Jessica Rickabaugh, Megan Bowers, and Pierre De Oliveira, Aligning a Product’s Marketing, Regulatory and IP plans, Law360, September 8, 2017
  • Raymond Miller, Nicole Stakleff, and Megan Bowers, Post-Grant Challenges in Life Sciences: 2015 in Review, Law360, January 7, 2016
  • Chu et al., Early diagnosis to enable early treatment of pre-osteoarthritis, Arthritis Res Ther, June 7, 2012
  • Bowers et al., Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging detects changes in meniscal volume in vivo after partial meniscectomy, Am J Sports Med, August 2010
  • Fleming et al., Delayed Gadolinium-Enhanced MR Imaging of Cartilage (dGEMRIC) following ACL injury, Osteoarthritis Cartilage, May 2010
  • Bowers et al., Quantitative MR imaging using "LiveWire" to measure tibiofemoral articular cartilage thickness, Osteoarthritis Cartilage, October 2008
  • Bowers et al., Effects of ACL interference screws on articular cartilage volume and thickness measurements with 1.5 T and 3 T MRI, Osteoarthritis Cartilage, May 2008
  • Bowers et al., Quantification of meniscal volume by segmentation of 3T magnetic resonance images, J Biomech, March 2007