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Attorney from Ann Arbor office of Brinks to speak at the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VVP) Autumn Symposium in Würzburg, Germany

ANN ARBOR–Oct. 6, 2014 – Gerlinde (Linda) Nattler, 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 speaker at the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP) Autumn Symposium 2014, to be held in Würzburg, Germany on Oct. 23-24.

Nattler will present “Damages and Invalidity Proceedings in the USA and Experiences with Proceedings before the U.S. Patent Office” on Friday, Oct. 24. 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. 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.

Also participating in the presentation at the VPP conference are shareholder and former Brinks President, Gary Ropski, from the Chicago office of Brinks and attorney Michael Hussey, from the Indianapolis office of Brinks.

To learn more about the VPP fall conference, click here.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks Gilson & Lione has 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Washington, D.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Detroit; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; Indianapolis and Salt Lake City. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.