Linda Nattler is a recipient of 'Women in the Law' honor from Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Gerlinde (Linda) Nattler, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, has been included in the  Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law class of 2018. Honorees will be recognized at a Sept. 20 luncheon at the Detroit Marriott Troy and profiles featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly on Sept. 24.

Nattler focuses her intellectual property law practice on patent prosecution, opinion work, and IP portfolio management, with a particular emphasis on the areas of mechanics, electronics, hydraulics and computerized processes. 

She is chair of Brinks’ Germany task force and co-chair of the green tech practice group, and is an active member of various other practice groups.

Nattler joined Brinks in 2010 as an associate attorney after working for a global automotive supplier in both Germany and the U.S. A native of Dorsten, Germany, she holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Germany.

While employed in Europe, Nattler was admitted to practice before the European Patent Office and today is one of very few U.S. attorneys qualified before both the European Patent Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Nattler frequently speaks to audiences interested in patent protection from a global perspective; topics include Understanding Patent Applications and Methods for Best approaches in Europe and the U.S.; Diving into the (Patent) Pool & Specification and Claim Drafting to Avoid Indefiniteness; Drafting Patent Applications that Comply with European Disclosure Requirements; The European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court; and Patent-Agent-Client Privilege Before the USPTO and in the Courts.

She is a contributing author to the 2017 Centennial edition of the Brinks Gilson & Lione IP primer, The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law.

In addition to serving many of the firm’s German clients, Nattler is engaged in German cultural and business activities, including the German American Chamber of Commerce – Michigan chapter.

Nattler attended Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, on weekends and evenings on a full-tuition honors scholarship, graduating magna cum laude within three years.  She was Managing Associate Editor and Senior Associate Editor of Law Review and in 2009 received the John D. Voelker Award for making the most significant contribution to the publication.
She holds a Diploma in Physics, from Universität Bayreuth.


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