Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Kandace P. Watson is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s San Diego (Del Mar) Office. Ms. Watson has extensive experience representing companies, corporate boards and executives in intellectual property (IP) intensive industries, including, biomedical, biotechnology, chemical, healthcare, pharmaceutical, social media, software and technology. Her expertise includes intellectual property (IP) licenses, complex commercial transactions, consortium agreements, corporate spin-offs and reorganizations, CRADAs and other cooperative research, development and commercialization agreements, material transfer agreements (MTAs), board governance and director and officer duties, joint ventures, public and private offerings, securities compliance, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions, and supply, manufacturing and distribution agreements.
Ms. Watson was recommended in 2016 by Legal 500 US for Mergers & Acquisitions and Buyouts. She was named San Diego’s “Top Attorneys 2015” in the Corporate Transactional practice category presented by The Transcript. In 2014, Ms. Watson was profiled by the San Diego Business Journal and was recognized as a nominee for “Power of Attorneys 2012 – San Diego’s Top Corporate Counsel.” In 2008, she was a recipient of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Watson was recognized as one of the “Forty under 40” in 2006 by the Phoenix Business Journal and in 2004, she was profiled by American Business Gazette. Ms. Watson also regularly presents and writes on corporate issues to industry, trade and legal organizations. Ms. Watson earned a J.D. from University of Texas at Austin, with honors, and a B.A. from Hampton University, with highest honors.
Attendees will learn recent U.S. case law developments that impact how you draft and structure your IP licenses. Attendees will also be reminded of existing U.S. case law that remains unchanged, even in light of recent cases. You will hear from two experienced high level in-house counsel and one experienced law firm partner on practical […]