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Brinks attorney to speak on careers in intellectual property at University of Michigan Law School panel discussion Oct. 29

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Oct. 22, 2015 – Melinda DeSantis, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., will serve as a panelist at the University of Michigan Law School’s “Careers in Intellectual Property” discussion to be held on Oct. 29. The Careers in Intellectual Property panel is intended to provide U of M law students a deeper understanding of the career paths available specific to intellectual property law.

“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. “I’m eager to share my passion for IP with future practitioners.”

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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