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Ann Arbor Attorneys Share Patent Reform Expertise in English and German on New Educational Videos
October 04, 2012

ANN ARBOR – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces that attorneys Saif Khan and Linda Nattler from the firm’s Ann Arbor office recently completed educational videos to discuss specific issues on patent reform. The videos, part of Brinks’ CLEar Knowledge Now video programs, are among the firm’s multimedia resources designed to provide education and insights on timely intellectual property law issues.

In the video Transitional Program for Challenging Business Method Patents, associate Attorney Linda Nattler discusses the post-grant review process for business patents, the effects on litigation and what to do since its implementation on September 16, 2012. The video is also posted in German. Ms. Nattler, a native of Dorsten, Germany is the only Michigan-based, German-speaking IP attorney listed on the German Consulate General Chicago. In a second video, Anfechtung von Patenten vor dem US-Patentamt, Ms. Nattler discusses how to challenge patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for German speakers. This program is presented only in German.

In the video Strategies in View of Prior User Rights in the America Invents Act, associate Attorney Saif Khan provides an introduction and the general rules of prior use rights. He also covers exceptions and limitations, and implications for patent owners and prior users.

The videos may be viewed here.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
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