Vinita Kailasanath works with leading and emerging companies in connection with cutting-edge intellectual property issues and the development, commercialization and protection of new products and technologies. Her practice focuses on technology transactions, including complex collaborations; licensing deals; strategic investments; data rights arrangements; development, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements; clinical trial agreements and related documents; software as-a- service ("SaaS") and cloud-related considerations; mergers and acquisitions; and joint ventures. Her experience spans the life sciences, healthcare, technology, advertising, consumer products, and financial sectors. She represents clients ranging from startups to Fortune 10 companies, as well as investors, and nonprofits. Ms. Kailasanath regularly advises on confidentiality, trade secret, digital economy, sweepstakes/contest, and social media issues. She has extensive experience with medical device and digital health matters, including those with an artificial intelligence/machine learning component.

Ms. Kailasanath also often advises clients on issues at the intersection of intellectual property and FDA regulation. She counsels clients regarding citizen petitions to FDA, Form FDA 3542a submissions, Bayh-Dole related issues (including US manufacturing waiver requests), Orange Book listing, and BPCIA-related matters.

Ms. Kailasanath also works with tax-exempt organizations in connection with technology and intellectual property issues and advises on the legal aspects of museums and art. Ms. Kailasanath served as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Technology Law Review.

She has also worked in the legal department of a leading alternative energy company specializing in the production of algal oils and bioproducts.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Kailasanath conducted graduate-level neuroendocrinology research and co-authored several publications. She also worked as a life sciences marketing and sales management consultant.


  • Astra Zeneca in agreements for the funding and global distribution of the University of Oxford's potential COVID-19 vaccine, as well as in the establishment of its global manufacturing and supply chain for the vaccine, including agreement with the Serum Institute of India (SII).
  • Fortune 10 company in the development of wearable and other mobility devices.
  • Subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company with a series of technology and services contracts, including platform creation, SaaS and service level agreements, to create and launch a novel service.
  • Fortune 100 company with a collaboration agreement with Premier, a leading healthcare improvement company, to enable projects involving healthcare data analytics and the development and commercialization of patient and provider healthcare solutions.
  • Global pharmaceutical company with development deal to incorporate a dosing system regulated as a medical device into the company's app.
  • Spin-off from healthcare system in connection with IP, licensing, and commercial matters, including collaborations involving the development of healthcare related apps.
  • Subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company with a series of technology and services contracts, including software platform development and migration in support of a consumer-facing business.
  • Subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company -  Development services agreement with technology service provider to allow consumers, care givers, and healthcare professionals to connect with each other to share health related information and to leverage resources, tools and interactive programs to increase medication adherence and improve patient health outcomes.
  • Women-led global tax-exempt organization in connection with its international campaigns including the Ban Bossy Campaign, its partnership with the Girl Scouts, and other ongoing activities relating to the advancement of women and its mission.
  • Specialty pharmaceutical company in connection with research and development, licensing, regulatory and litigation matters.
  • Various clients on website best practices and e-commerce issues including website terms of use, privacy policy, and click-wrap end user license agreements.
  • Fortune 100 company with acquisition of a website and mobile application that provides an interactive physician engagement platform and education tool.
  • Online content, products, and services company with advice regarding the intellectual property and technology licensing aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Drug development companies with clinical and commercial supply agreements.
  • Biotechnology company developing therapies based on gene delivery technology and an evaluation, feasibility and option agreement.
  • Medical device company in connection with the drafting and negotiation of numerous consulting, supply and development agreements with universities, development and supply partners around the world.


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The Legal 500 US
"Next Generation Partner"–Healthcare: Life Sciences (2020)
Northern California Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" (2018-2019)


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2010
  • MS, Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 2004
  • BA, Human Biology, Stanford University, 2004, with honors and distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, Food and Drug Law Institute California Planning Committee
  • Member, ChIPs NextGen Summit Planning Committee
  • Stanford Associates Board of Governors
  • Stanford Cap & Gown Women's Leadership Society Board
  • UCSF Health Hub Advisor

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