10/28 - PM Committee Ed Session 2 - Mergers and Acquisitions

October 28, 2022 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Potomac D, 4-6


60 CLE Minutes

What Every IP and M&A Attorney Needs to Know About Government Contract and Inventions/Data Rights

Moderator: Elise Selinger, San Diego, CA

Stanton Weinstein, Fort Washington, PA
William McGowan, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

Hosted by the Law Practice Management and Mergers & Acquisitions Committees


  • Selinger, Elise

    Caterpillar, Inc. | Corporate Counsel

    From her decade of experience as a materials engineer to her law practice today, Elise has always been driven by analyzing and improving technologies, and, in her current role, provides broad spectrum IP support. Elise’s professional experience ranges from working for large corporations to working with tech startups and smaller brand owners. She has crafted patents and negotiated agreements to protect innovation across industries including: medical devices, industrial equipment, telecommunications/software, and consumer electronics.
  • Weinstein, Stanton D.
    Stanton D. Weinstein is an experienced IP attorney located near Philadelphia, PA. Stan previously spent much of his career as an in-house intellectual property counsel for a major corporation in the defense electronics industry. Stan's extensive experience includes patent, trademark and copyright law and practice, protection of proprietary information, and other aspects of intellectual property law; U.S. Government procurement regulations and clauses relating to patent rights and data rights; computer law, such as Internet/intranet issues, software licensing, and open source software issues; export controls; and intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
  • McGowan, Bill

    Johnson & Johnson | Patent Attorney

    Bill has been a patent attorney at Johnson & Johnson for over twenty-three years, and he is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Currently, he is a group leader within the J&J law department whose patent team supports the infectious disease, global public health, and pharmaceutical delivery device areas within J&J’s pharmaceutical sector. Prior to his current role, Bill was a group leader of the patent team supporting the over-the-counter pharmaceutical, oral care, and wound care franchises within J&J’s consumer sector.