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University of Michigan law student joins Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Detroit office as summer associate

DETROIT – June 3, 2014 – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces Jennifer Turchyn has joined the firm’s Detroit office as a summer associate. In this position, Turchyn will assist with researching various patent issues, conducting prior art searches, preparing patent applications, and assisting with other intellectual property matters.

Turchyn passed the United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration exam and was registered in December 2013. Previous positions held by Turchyn include product engineering intern at John Deere; process engineering intern, research and development intern and production engineer at the Dow Chemical Company; and instructional aide in the chemical engineering laboratory at the University of Michigan.

Turchyn holds a dual bachelor’s degree in chemical and mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, where she graduated cum laude. She was a recipient of the Dow Chemical Outstanding Junior Award and the Loyal E. Luikart III Scholarship and served as rank leader in the Michigan Marching Band and Vice President of Phi Sigma Rho, a national sorority for women in engineering and engineering technology. Turchyn is currently enrolled in the University of Michigan Law School, where is the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and a 1L Representative for the Intellectual Property students Association. Her expected graduation is May 2016.

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., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at