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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Aug. 23, 2016 – 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., will be the presenter at the Aug. 25 meeting of the Intellectual Property Section of the Illinois Paralegal Association, to be held in the Chicago office of Brinks.

Nattler’s presentation will address the European Unitary Patent (UP) and the United Patent Court (UPC) and the potential hurdles to the implementation of the UP and the UPC in light of Brexit. Given the paralegal audience, the presentation will specifically deal with the provisions and the procedure for opting out of the UPC and thus, the UP, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of doing so.

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.

Illinois paralegals interested in attending the event can register here.

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