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Butzel Long attorney Linda D. Kennedy appointed to the Michigan Technological 
University Board of Control

DETROIT, Mich. –  November 20, 2012 – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Linda D. Kennedy has been appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Technological University Board of Control.  The eight-member board is the governing body of the university.  Ms. Kennedy will serve an eight-year term that expires on December 20, 2020.

“It is an honor to receive this appointment,” said Ms. Kennedy, a resident of Troy.  “Michigan Technological University is an outstanding public research university.”

Based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office, Ms. Kennedy concentrates her practice on intellectual property, including opinion work, patent litigation, patent prosecution, trademark law, and trade secret litigation.

Ms. Kennedy has advised clients that develop cutting-edge technologies.  Her work has included complex medical devices, pharmaceuticals, industrial polymers, and engine controllers.

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Ms. Kennedy worked at intellectual property boutique law firms and as in-house counsel for the Dow Chemical Company, where she managed products liability litigation.

Ms. Kennedy is a graduate of Michigan Technological University (B.S., summa cum laude, Scientific and Technical Communication, 1991), the University of Minnesota (B.A., Chemistry, 1996), and of the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1998).  She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, and the State of Michigan.

Ms. Kennedy is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association, the American Bar Association, and the Michigan Technological University Alumni Association, of which she is a past officer and board member.

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey.  The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton.  Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms.  Visit the Butzel Long website at

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