- Business & Finance
- Commercial Agreements
- Technology & Commercial Transactions
- Licensing Transactions
- Life Sciences
- Technology Industry
- Emerging Business & Technology
- Information Technology Outsourcing
- Outsourcing in Financial Services
- Outsourcing in Life Sciences
- Human Resources Outsourcing
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Life Sciences Transactions
- Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
Listed as a leader for National Outsourcing in Chambers USA (2009–2012)
Listed as a leader in Outsourcing in Chambers Global (2008–2012)
Listed as a leader in Outsourcing in the Legal 500 (2008–2012)
Listed as Highly Recommended for Outsourcing in PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (2010–2012)
honors + affiliations
Member, Sigma Xi
Member, Northwestern University Law Review
Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh Law School
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Peter M. Watt-Morse, a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice and one of the founding partners of the firm’s Pittsburgh office, has worked on all forms of business and technology transactions for over twenty years. Mr. Watt-Morse is a member of the firm’s Global Outsourcing, Technology, and Commercial Transactions Practice and chairman of its Technology Steering Committee.
Mr. Watt-Morse’s practice focuses on business and intellectual property matters for a broad range of clients, including information technology (ITO) and business process (BPO) outsourcing transactions, technology development, licensing and distribution agreements, strategic alliances and joint ventures, intellectual property development and strategy, university and governmental technology transfer issues, and general corporate and commercial matters for software, equipment, semiconductor, networking, robotic, services, and other technology clients. In addition to his work in commercial and technology matters, Mr. Watt-Morse has worked extensively in life science matters including all aspects of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and health care providers and third-party payors.
In recent years, among many transactions which he has negotiated, Mr. Watt-Morse helped develop the first outsourcing arrangement for clinical trial logistics for a major pharmaceutical company, an international strategic alliance regarding the commercialization of revolutionary semiconductor technology, long-term supply arrangements for essential commodities and components for manufacturing clients, complex intellectual property agreements to carve up technologies in divestiture transactions and cutting-edge agreements and procedures regarding electronic commerce.
Mr. Watt-Morse is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, where he teaches classes related to intellectual property. He is also a frequent speaker and writer about intellectual property and technology related topics, including a manuscript on Software Data Rights. As the lead lawyer for technology for a number of law firms, Mr. Watt-Morse also has an extensive background in the use of technology in the practice of law.
Mr. Watt-Morse has served on a number of community boards. He earned his J.D. from Northwestern Law School in 1983, where he was a member of the Law Review, and earned his B.A., magna cum laude with a distinction in chemisty, from Carleton College in Minnesota.
Mr. Watt-Morse is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
- Northwestern University School of Law, 1983, J.D.
- Carleton College, 1980, B.A.