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Assistant General Counsel
Dr. Sheila Kadura is responsible for intellectual property matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, sponsored research, clinical trials, and technology commercialization and licensing. Sheila comes to the UT System after 4 years at Dell Technologies where she was a Senior Legal Director focusing on intellectual property litigation. Before that, she was a Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright (Austin, Texas) and a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Washington, D.C.).
After graduating from Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas) with a B.S. in biology, Sheila studied molecular and cellular biology at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas) where she earned a Ph.D. She then attended the University of Texas School of Law (Austin, Texas) where she earned a J.D., graduated as a Chancellor, and served on the Texas Law Review.
Sheila is active in the IP community locally and nationally. She serves on the Executive Board as the Mentorship Chair for the Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property Inn of Court and as the Sponsorship & Finance Advisor for the Texas Chapter of ChIPs, a nonprofit organization focusing on advancing and connecting women in technology, law, and policy.