Sharon Webb is a Member of Danielson Legal LLC. Dr. Webb has previously served as a founding partner of Convergent Law Group (Mountain View CA), as a partner with Goodwin Proctor LLP (Boston MA), and as an associate with Foley Hoag LLP (Boston MA). She has been helping young companies and their investors with IP issues for over twenty years, with a particular focus on investor-side diligence, company-side portfolio development and technology transfer. Since 2007, she has managed intellectual property as IP counsel for a family of venture-backed chemistry and life sciences companies in the Boston area, in Silicon Valley, and in Florida.
As outside counsel for early-stage companies, Dr. Webb devises IP strategies and implements them for her clients. Her responsibilities include managing portfolio development, negotiating collaboration agreements and licenses, advising about business and litigation matters, and supporting corporate transactions, consulting relationships, and IP aspects of human relations. Through her work with emerging technologies in arcane scientific fields, she has developed substantial expertise in trade secret protection and its comparative advantages/disadvantages vs. patent-based approaches. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, California, and Hawaii, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Before entering the legal field, Dr. Webb was a board-certified surgeon practicing in Boston MA. She has held teaching positions at Harvard, Tufts, and the University of Pennsylvania, and served a general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, a plastic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and a microvascular surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her J.D. from Harvard, her Ph.D. from Yale, and her M.D. from Duke.