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Swedlow joins Bryn Mawr’s President’s Advisory Council

Bea Swedlow has been invited by Bryn Mawr President Kimberly W. Cassidy to join her President’s Advisory Council. The council, a small group of alumnae, assists the president by providing strategic thinking regarding issues of importance to the college.
Swedlow is a partner and intellectual property litigator at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. She is located in the firm’s Ann Arbor office.
Swedlow represents clients in significant patent, copyright and trademark matters. She also advises clients on social media issues and other emerging forms of digital communication. Swedlow has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since 2012 and Michigan Super Lawyers since 2013.
She serves the American Intellectual Property Law Association as co-vice chair of its Women in IP Committee and is a member of its Professionals Programs, Copyright and Patent Litigation committees. She also is a member of the Internet Committee for the Media Law Resource Center.
Swedlow earned a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, an M.L.S.P./M.S.S. from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College.



Brinks attorney to speak on careers in intellectual property 

Melinda DeSantis, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, will serve as a panelist at the University of Michigan Law School’s “Careers in Intellectual Property” discussion to be held on Oct. 29.
“While assisting clients as they navigate through patent and trademark prosecution, I have found my career path in intellectual property law to be both stimulating and rewarding,” DeSantis said.
At Brinks, DeSantis focuses her practice on patent prosecution in the areas of medical, chemical, and automotive arts. She received her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2013, where she was Executive Editor of Outside Articles for the Law Review. While in law school, she also published the scholarly article, “RNA Surveillance is Required for Endoplasmic Reticulum Homeostasis” in the May 2012 issue of PNAS. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, in biochemistry from the University of Michigan.


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