Shawna serves as outside patent counsel to pharmaceutical and biotechnology management teams and universities where she engages in the formulation and implementation of global patent strategies. Shawna also drafts and prosecutes applications directed to materials and compositions included in semiconductor devices as well as materials and compositions used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices. In addition, she assists clients with intellectual property due diligence, partnering negotiations, licensing, design patents, and trademark protection.
Shawna has co-authored publications in scientific journals and speaks to various audiences regarding patent law topics. Prior to her legal career, Shawna worked in pharmaceutical market development at Merck & Co., Inc.
Drafted and negotiated various agreements including assignments, license agreements, non-disclosure agreements and consulting agreements
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