Attorney Blair Gould Joins Dickinson Wright’s Troy Office

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Blair D. Gould has joined the firm’s Troy office as Of Counsel.

Mr. Gould’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing and real estate development as well as property tax appeals.

Mr. Gould received his B.S. from Ohio State University and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.


About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Brinks Gilson & Lione attorney to serve as guest lecturer on drafting patent applications for Wayne State University Law School class

Linda Nattler, an IP attorney with the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been invited to serve as the guest lecturer at the Wayne State University Law School on Nov. 3. Her topic is “Drafting Patent Applications that Comply with European Disclosure Requirements.” The guest lecture will be presented to law students enrolled in the patent drafting class.

A German native, Nattler focuses her intellectual property law practice on patent prosecution and IP portfolio management, with a particular emphasis on the areas of mechanics, electronics, hydraulics and computerized processes. Prior to joining Brinks, Nattler gathered extensive experience in U.S., European and German patent prosecution. While employed in Europe, she was admitted to practice before the European Patent Office and is one of very few U.S. attorneys admitted to practice before both the European Patent Office and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Nattler attended Thomas Cooley Law School on a full academic scholarship and graduated magna cum laude. She holds an undergraduate degree in physics from Universität Bayreuth in Germany.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.

Brinks attorney to speak on careers in intellectual property at University of Michigan Law School panel discussion Oct. 29

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Oct. 22, 2015 – Melinda DeSantis, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., will serve as a panelist at the University of Michigan Law School’s “Careers in Intellectual Property” discussion to be held on Oct. 29. The Careers in Intellectual Property panel is intended to provide U of M law students a deeper understanding of the career paths available specific to intellectual property law.

“While assisting clients as they navigate through patent and trademark prosecution, I have found my career path in intellectual property law to be both stimulating and rewarding,” DeSantis said. “I’m eager to share my passion for IP with future practitioners.”

At Brinks, DeSantis focuses her practice on patent prosecution in the areas of medical, chemical, and automotive arts. She received her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2013, where she was Executive Editor of Outside Articles for the Law Review. While in law school, she also published the scholarly article, “RNA Surveillance is Required for Endoplasmic Reticulum Homeostasis” in the May 2012 issue of PNAS. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, in biochemistry from the University of Michigan.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world rely on Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks attorneys provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is available at www.brinksgilson.com.

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