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April 14, 2001Press Release

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Attorney First Woman Elected to State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section

Milwaukee, WI - Teresa J. Welch, Ph.D., a partner in the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, has been elected and will become the chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Intellectual Property Law Section. This is the first time in the history of the Section that a woman will head the group. Welch was also the first woman president in their 69-year history of the Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association. The Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin includes attorneys involved in all aspects of intellectual property law, patent, trademark, copyright and licensing. The Section sponsors continuing legal education seminars at the State Bar meeting, supports the Intellectual Property Review at Marquette Law School and sponsors student teams from the state's law schools that compete in the Intellectual Property Moot Court.

Welch practices in the area of intellectual property, including all aspects of patent, copyright and trademark law. Welch's practice also includes counseling and portfolio management for optimal protection, exploitation and enforcement strategies for client's technologies and other proprietary properties. Welch is an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, teaching patent law.

Welch holds a master of science degree from the University of California and a doctorate in chemistry from St. Louis University. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

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