2014 Minority Business Leader AwardsJuly 10, 2014 – In The News
Marilou E. Watson was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal article "2014 Minority Business Leader Awards.” Full text can be found in the July 10, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is below.
Marilou Watson has been selected as a recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2014 Minority Business Leader Award.
Watson, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, has led the Montgomery County Bar Association’s “Day in Court” program for three consecutive years. The program promotes diversity in Montgomery County’s legal community.
Since the creation of the program, Watson has arranged for hundreds of minority students from local high schools to observe live court proceedings in Montgomery County.
Watson focuses her practice 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, licensing, due diligence and divestiture matters in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts.
A leader in the firm, Watson serves as co-chair of the Tech and Venture Finance Practice. Additionally, she previously served as co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee, where she assisted in spearheading initiatives that promoted firmwide diversity and inclusiveness.