Biography

Lin has extensive experience in prosecuting patents in several technical areas including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and advanced materials.

Lin's additional focuses include medical diagnostics, immunotherapeutics, drug formulation and delivery, nanotechnology, microfluidics, microscopy, chromatography, and industrial chemical and biochemical processes. Lin also provides opinions, litigation support, and patent strategic advice, and is experienced in patent due diligence and post-grant proceedings. Lin's practice focuses on providing efficient and insightful patent drafting and prosecution for universities, early-stage companies, and large corporations internationally.

Prior to practicing law, Lin had an academic research career in the U.S., Germany, and Austria, taught biophysics, physiology, and pharmacology, and was a grant review administrator at the National Institutes of Health. As a patent lawyer, Lin has more than 20 years of experience working at law firms in the Boston and Washington, D.C. areas, as well as serving as an in-house patent attorney at a major biotechnology company.

Lin plays classical guitar and is a member of the Boston Classical Guitar Society. He also enjoys listening to music, hiking, and traveling.

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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center  (J.D.)
  • Vanderbilt University  (Ph.D.)
  • Tulane University  (B.S., summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Firm Highlights

News

PPP Loans May Trigger a Qui Tam Wave

On May 28, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article, "PPP Loans Expected to Trigger Qui Tam Wave." In response to the 2020 financial crisis due to COVID-19, the Paycheck Protection Program was launched. Litigation...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Publication/Podcast

Webinar Materials: Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment

On May 28, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's Paul Carelis presented "Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment" and discussed unknowns and liabilities for businesses when returning to work begins. Our...

Event

Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...

Publication/Podcast

PPP Math for the Self-Employed: And, Yes, There is Still Time

The Small Business Administration reports that as of May 23 it still had nearly $150 billion of untapped Paycheck Protection Program funds. The Program has been underutilized by self-employed business owners, in part due...

News

Bill is Passed for Eased Restrictions on PPP Loan

On June 3, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, easing the restrictions on how businesses spend their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which may allow small business owners more room for qualifying...

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Political Service

Mayor, City of Portland (2005-2006) Portland City Council (2002-2008) Portland City Council Transportation Committee, Chair (2002-2005) Jetport Master Planning Committee, Chair (2005-2007) Greater Portland Transit District, Trustee (2002-2005) Narrow Gauge Rail Alignment Committee, Chair...

Blog

BABLO Issues Guidance on Reopening

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Community Service

Portland Regional Chamber, Chair (2012-14) Trustee (2008-16; 2019- present) Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, President (2019- ) Trustee (2016-present) Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Trustee (2009 - present) Project Green Schools, Advisory Trustee (2017-present...

Blog

Hand Sanitizer Relief for Distilled Spirits Extension