Megan Hymore brings significant in-house experience to Ulmer’s full-service IP team
May 17, 2022 – Ulmer & Berne LLP announced today that its industry-leading Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group is expanding again with the addition of Partner Megan C. Hymore to the firm’s Cincinnati office.
Hymore is trusted by clients in varied industries to oversee their IP matters involving a diverse array of technologies. She provides definitive and actionable intellectual property clearance, use, protection, and enforcement strategies related to trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. She also counsels on intellectual property portfolio management, advertising, privacy, licensing, and disputes. She has a particular passion for helping early-stage clients protect and grow their businesses, and will further work with the firm’s growing Startup & Venture Law Practice Group to help startup, venture-backed, and growth-stage companies develop comprehensive IP strategies that support their vision and business needs.
“Companies facing increasingly complex IP challenges require savvy, business-minded attorneys like Megan who can secure their competitive position and advance their interests,” said Eric M. Robbins, Group Leader of Ulmer’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. “Her strong background, deep market knowledge, and extensive in-house experience adds to the strengths of our full-service team and will benefit our clients in their most challenging IP matters. We are thrilled to welcome her to the firm.”
Prior to joining Ulmer, Hymore worked for 12 years as in-house counsel for The Procter & Gamble Company where her positions included Global Privacy, Cybersecurity & IT Law Senior Counsel; North America Fabric and Home Care Senior Brand Counsel; Feminine Care Senior Brand Counsel; and Cosmetics and Skin Care Innovation Counsel. In these roles, she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies relating to patents, trademarks, advertising, trade secrets, copyrights, and data privacy and security.
Hymore is active in the local startup community and serves as a mentor with Alloy Development Co., formerly HCDC, Inc., an economic marketplace that fuels the growth of organizations, businesses, and communities through commercial lending, startup incubation, and economic development services. She also serves on the External Advisory Council of Miami University’s College of Engineering and Computing.
Licensed to practice in Ohio and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Hymore earned her undergraduate degree in engineering management and manufacturing engineering from Miami University, and her J.D. with honors from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.