Marilou Watson Named to Temple University School of Pharmacy’s Board of Visitors

December 4, 2012 – Press Releases

Marilou E. Watson, partner in the Intellectual Property Practice at Fox Rothschild LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, was recently named to Temple University School of Pharmacy’s Board of Visitors.

As a member of the board, Watson will serve as an Ambassador for the School of Pharmacy, providing advice and building bridges between the School of Pharmacy, corporations, organizations, individuals and the community.

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 focuses her practice at Fox Rothschild 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 on the board of directors with the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and is 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 member and past president of the Advisory Board of the Villanova Law School Minority Alumni Society.

Watson also volunteers in a young adult community outreach program 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 education, speaking at local events, sharing information on quality early education and lending her voice in support of public investment for early education.

Watson earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1994, her B.S. in Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1991 and her B.A. in Biology from Temple University in 1987.