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Ann Arbor, Mich.—August 7, 2020 —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 beginning August 1. The IP Law Section provides education and information on federal and state patent, trademark and copyright law issues through seminars, publications, and networking events.

At Dickinson Wright, 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.

In addition to the State Bar of Michigan IP Section, 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.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise, and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures,  security controls and privacy processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.