Shawna Cannon Lemon, Ph.D.

Shawna is co-managing shareholder of Stanek Lemon.  She serves as outside patent counsel to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device management teams and universities where she engages in the formulation and implementation of global patent strategies. In addition to drafting and prosecuting patent applications, Shawna assists clients with intellectual property due diligence, partnering negotiations, licensing, opinion work and she provides trademark assistance. Shawna is also an angel investor and venture fund investor and uses her experience to assist her clients.

Shawna has co-authored publications in scientific journals and speaks with various audiences regarding patent law topics. Prior to her legal career, Shawna worked in pharmaceutical market development at Merck & Co., Inc.

Outside the office, Shawna enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and family. Her dream is to produce a movie based on a script she is writing.

North Carolina
New York
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Wofford College, BS, Biology
University of South Carolina, Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences/Pharmacology
University of North Carolina School of Law, JD

Civic Involvement:
UNC Health Foundation, Board of Directors
Dress for Success Triangle, Advisory Council

2020 Triangle Business Journal Women in Business Award
Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2021
2014, 2021 North Carolina Legal Elite