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    News Release June 2003: Baker to chair State Bar section

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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
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    Baker to chair State Bar section
    Milwaukee attorney will head Intellectual Property section

    MADISON, June 4, 2003 - Attorney Jean C. Baker will be the incoming chairperson for the State Bar of Wisconsin's Intellectual Property Law section beginning July 1. During her one-year term, she will oversee a 20-member committee that facilitates communication among attorneys interested in intellectual property law.

    As a partner with Quarles & Brady, LLP, Baker practices in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright law. In addition to being a State Bar section chair, she is a member of the Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association and served as the secretary-treasurer from 1995 to 1997 and president in 1998. Baker obtained an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia in 1979 and earned her Ph.D in biochemistry in 1987. In 1990 she graduated from the UW-Madison Law School as a member of the Order of the Coif. Her technical expertise includes practical experience in molecular biology, microbiology and chemistry. She is registered to practice law before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law license in Wisconsin. With more than 20,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the value of lawyers.