Protecting Exclusive Distribution Rights for Patented Products and Other Licensed IP
By Kandace Watson, Partner & Jeannie Kim, Associate, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
The ability of companies to continue as going concerns has become more challenging than ever. As companies pivot and move forward with product production and sales, they must consider not only their financial viability but the financial viability of their customers, suppliers, and licensors....
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Kandace Watson is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the San Diego office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. A master corporate strategist, for more than 20 years she has represented private and public companies in the areas of board governance, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, patent and technology licenses, and general business. Watson has extensive experience representing companies, corporate boards, and executives in intellectual property (IP) intensive transactions for a cadre of industries, including life sciences, healthcare, social media, and technology.
Jeannie Kim is an associate in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in San Francisco. Practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, and commercial transactions, she represents corporate debtors in possession, secured and unsecured creditors, licensors of intellectual property, official committees, and acquirers of distressed assets. A frequent speaker on business bankruptcy, Kim has been recognized by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, ABI, IWIRC, and Super Lawyers as a rising star.