Photo of Heather  VandenBrink

Heather  VandenBrink



Eastern Michigan University, B.S.
  • Paralegal
  • magna cum laude
  • Awarded Paralegal Student of the Year
Monroe County Community College, A.S.
  • Psychology
  • with honors

Prior Employment

  • Hyundai America Technical Center, Paralegal, 2014-2015
  • GVN Michigan, Office Manager, 2011-2014
  • Psychiatric Consultants of Atlanta, Front Office Administrator, 2010-2011

Professional Affiliations

Eastern Michigan University Paralegal Program Alumni, 2014-present

  • Founding Member
    • Elected President 2014-present


Heather VandenBrink is a paralegal in the Intellectual Property Department. She concentrates her legal support on patent prosecution.

  • Prepares, revises, reviews and files U.S. provisional, U.S. utility, and Patent Cooperative Treaty (PCT) applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Maintains large and small client portfolios for U.S. utility applications, PCT applications, and national phase (worldwide) applications
  • Monitors various action items to keep applications in good standing
  • Provides legal support on a variety of intellectual property matters


  • Extensive experience in contract drafting, review, and negotiation
  • Specializes in ownership, development and protection of IP rights and employee education
  • Completed a paralegal internships with the Washtenaw County Legal Resource Center and the Michigan Poverty Law Program 


  • Eastern Michigan University, Paralegal Student of the Year, 2014
  • GVN Michigan, Office Manager of the Year, 2011