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BethLynn Maxwell
BethLynn Maxwell

UT System lawyer to discuss intellectual property

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Oct. 24, 2006)--BethLynn Maxwell, an attorney with the UT System Office of General Counsel, will speak on intellectual property and research issues from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 26 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) at the UTSA 1604 Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

An attorney in the intellectual property section of the Office of General Counsel, Maxwell specializes in patent law. At UTSA, she will speak on the basics of intellectual property and patent law as they relate to university research and negotiating research contracts with external organizations.

Maxwell graduated with honors from Tulane University with a B.S. degree in biology. She earned master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a jurisdoctorate from South Texas College of Law. Before attending law school, Maxwell was a molecular biologist at Baylor University College of Medicine.

Before joining the Office of General Counsel, Maxwell practiced patent law with the intellectual property law firm, Fish and Richardson, specializing in biotechnology patent prosecution. An active member of the Texas Technology Transfer Association (T3A) since its inception, she is a T3A board member and recently served as its president.

The Oct. 26 presentation will be taped and shown as part of an upcoming Downtown Campus video series on research and compliance issues.

For more information, contact the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance at (210) 458-4601.

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