Overview Intelligence Michael Sweeney Associate msweeney foley.com Download vCard Michael Sweeney is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice. He was also a summer associate with Foley’s San Diego office in 2016. Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Sweeney provided freelance legal work where he assisted clients with intellectual property guidance, including patent and trademark management. Education Mr. Sweeney earned his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 2012), where he was a note and comment editor for the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. After law school, he obtained his master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University (M.S., 2017). Mr. Sweeney earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 2006), where he majored in law and society, and minored in English. Admissions Mr. Sweeney is admitted to practice in California. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Publications Mr. Sweeney is the author of “Correcting Bayh-Dole's Inefficiencies for the Taxpayer,” 10 NW. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. 295 (2012).