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Linda Judge Joins Silicon Valley Office

SILICON VALLEY (February 16)Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Linda Judge to the firm's Silicon Valley office. Ms. Judge will be joining the firm as Counsel and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Team.

"Linda is an outstanding addition to the firm's corporate team in Silicon Valley," said Rich Cicchillo, Kilpatrick Townsend’s Team Leader for its Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Practice. "Her vast experience and exceptional background in commercial and technology transactions, particularly involving intellectual property assets both in-house and in the law firm setting, is a fantastic complement to our existing emerging companies and intellectual property practices.” We look forward to working with Linda and welcome her to the firm."

Prior to Kilpatrick Townsend, Ms. Judge served as Director and Corporate Counsel at Affymetrix. At Affymetrix, she was responsible for a range of intellectual property (IP) related matters, including freedom-to-operate analysis, patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio analysis, strategic planning, due diligence, and licensing support.

Ms. Judge has extensive experience representing companies in simple and complex transactions in numerous industries, with an emphasis on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, cleantech and medical device technologies. She served in a legal or scientific capacity with several biotechnology companies including Theravance Biopharma, LS9, Inc., AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Cell Genesys, SyStemix Inc., and Genelabs, Inc. Ms. Judge’s law firm experience includes work as a partner at an AmLaw 50 firm where she worked on both corporate and patent matters.

Ms. Judge earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University. She received her M.S. in Environmental Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in Biology from California State University, Sonoma.

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