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Linda Lecomte

Wuersch & Gering, Partner (US)

 

Linda Shudy Lecomte, with 20 years of experience in intellectual property law, is a partner at Wuersch & Gering LLP in New York City.  Wuersch & Gering LLP is a 21-attorney U.S. law firm providing intellectual property, investment, securities and financing, tax, employment and labor law, immigration, litigation and arbitration services, with its professionals fluent in German, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or English.

Linda, a U.S. patent attorney with an electrical engineering and software background, specializes in U.S. patent and trade secret portfolio prosecution and strategy, and regularly provides counseling on patent validity and infringement, licensing, due diligences in M&A, corporate startup assets, and cross-border litigations and arbitrations.  Linda began her legal career in-house in Brussels (BE), continued to a law firm in Frankfurt (DE), and now works in New York City (US), representing Clients in the electrical, software (proprietary and open source), biomedical, automotive, aeronautical, fashion and textiles, and the mechanical arts.

In an ever-evolving world where software controls more than just vehicles, surgical robots, mobile devices, and home lighting devices, and yet is easily disseminated and stolen, understanding how to protect and implement IP strategies using patent and trade secrets laws is essential.