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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – March 3, 2017 – Linda Nattler, a shareholder with the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., will explain how the United States and Europe scrutinize parts of the patent disclosure differently and discuss ways to approach these distinctions in a webinar to be held on Wednesday, March 29.

“Understanding Patent Applications and Methods for Best approaches in Europe and the U.S.” will provide information on:

  • How to draft patent applications that are best suited to meet the disclosure standards of the U.S. Patent Office as well as the European Patent Office;
  • A broad overview for later claim amendments during prosecution in both jurisdictions;
  • Why these approaches improve the chance of obtaining patents with the broadest scope possible, both domestically and internationally.

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 and is one of very few U.S. attorneys admitted to practice before both the European Patent Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark 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.

The webinar will take place on March 29 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time. To register, please click here.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating its centennial year in 2017, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.  Our more than 140 lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law.  Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software, and medical devices.  More information is at