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Bethany J. Whelan


Bethany J. Whelan


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

Florida, Tennessee, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Bethany drafts and prosecutes patent applications in the biomedical, biochemical, chemical, electrochemical and mechanical arts.
  • Bethany also drafts and manages trademark portfolios across the globe.


  • Bethany’s research and industry experience includes conducting nuclear magnetic resonance screening to identify lead compound material for drug optimization and development of new cross-discipline techniques for drug discovery.
  • She has been involved with conducting research directed to studying structural defects of DNA caused by butadiene adducts.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Vanderbilt University (B.M., Chemistry and Music, magna cum laude 2007); Vanderbilt University (J.D., 2012).
  • Civic and Community Service:  Board Member and Board Chair, Nashville Symphony; Rising Star, Super Lawyers (Florida 2019, Mid-South 2015-2018); Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Middle-Tennessee; Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division of the Nashville Bar Association; Presenter, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association CLE Seminar; Presenter, MTSU Women in Science and Technology