Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce that George Willman has joined Pillsbury Winthrop in Silicon Valley. Willman was a partner with Reed Smith in Palo Alto.
Willman, who is a former software and telecommunications engineer, practices in the areas of technology transactions, intellectual property counseling, and patent prosecution. Representative transactions include licensing, development, service, distribution, manufacturing, electronic commerce, FinTech and corporate partnering agreements. He has counseled on intellectual property issues raised by merger and acquisition transactions and initial public offerings.
Willman is a registered patent attorney and has assisted clients in obtaining patents in addition to counseling on infringement avoidance, strategic patenting, and developing U.S. and international patent portfolios. His clients have included companies in electronics, software, communcations and biotechnology. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Willman practiced at Wilson Sonsini for 17 years.