Dickinson Wright attorney named to State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section


Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Gerlinde (Linda) Nattler, Member Partner, has been named to the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section, serving as a Council Member for a one-year term that began August 1.

Nattler focuses her practice on patent prosecution in a variety of industries including automotive, household appliances, graphic user interfaces, medical devices, and more.

Prior to completing law school, she gained in-house patent prosecution experience from an international automotive supplier, working first in Germany and then the U.S.  A native of Dorsten, Germany, with dual citizenship in the U.S. and Germany,

Nattler is one of very few U.S. attorneys qualified before both the European Patent Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

With knowledge of the unique standards applied by each office, she drafts patent applications that withstand international and domestic challenges.

Nattler is a member of the American Bar Association, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Vereinigung von Fachleuten des Gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes (VPP).

She is recognized as a leader in her field by Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars and was named a “Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

She holds a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a University Diploma in Physics from Universität Bayreuth.

Dickinson Wright has 18 offices, including six in Michigan: Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw.


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