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Ann Arbor, Mich. —October 12, 2018—Linda Nattler and Jennifer Theis, intellectual property attorneys in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., served as panelists at the Intellectual Property Essentials event at the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College on September 27, 2018.

Co-hosted by the Entrepreneurship Center and the Business and Computer Technologies Division of Washtenaw Community College, the event offered an overview of patents, trademarks and copyrights for those interested in learning more about intellectual property law.

A shareholder at Brinks, 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.

Theis, an associate attorney, has a diverse intellectual property law practice focused on all aspects of trademark law, patent law, copyright law and unfair competition. Her experience includes prosecution, civil litigation in federal district court, and cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

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