Marilou Watson To Deliver Commencement Speech to Temple University School of PharmacyMay 8, 2013 – Press Releases
As a dedicated alumna of Temple University School of Pharmacy, Marilou E. Watson, partner in the Intellectual Property Department at Fox Rothschild LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, will deliver the commencement speech to the school’s 2013 graduating class on May 17.
Watson graduated from the Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1991 with a B.S. in Pharmacy. She currently serves on the school’s Board of Visitors, where she acts as an ambassador, providing advice and building bridges between the School of Pharmacy, corporations, organizations, individuals and the community. In addition, Watson was the recipient of the Temple University School of Pharmacy Gallery of Success Award in 2010.
A registered pharmacist, Watson has a wide variety of technical experience within the pharmaceutical industry that includes bio-pharmaceutical research and development involving pharmacokinetic drug preformulation of proprietary compounds. Her pharmaceutical technical support experience involves technical analysis of numerous pharmaceutical products, devising project protocols and lab scale formulations of various drug products and excipients including product validation, stability and sterility studies.
Watson’s current legal practice as a patent attorney at Fox Rothschild focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on foreign and domestic patent prosecution; client counseling; infringement analysis; patent invalidity and freedom to operate studies and Hatch-Waxman issues related to ANDA filings; and licensing, due diligence and divestiture matters in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts.
Watson is active in a number of organizations. She is currently serving a three-year term on the board of directors with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Throughout her career, she has been a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and has served as vice chair of AIPLA’s Diversity Committee. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) and has served as chair of PIPLA’s Diversity Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and a past member and president of the Advisory Board of the Villanova Law School Minority Alumni Society.
Watson also volunteers in many community outreach programs for young adults and manages a mentoring program designed to increase diversity in the practice of intellectual property law. She was also appointed by former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell to serve on the Pennsylvania Early Childhood Investment Commission where she acted as an ambassador for early childhood education, speaking at local events, sharing information on quality early education and lending her voice in support of public investment for early education.