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.

Services/Industries

Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland

Memberships

  • Member, Life Sciences Patent Network Connect

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Firm Highlights

News

Two Verrill Attorneys Appointed to the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pandemic Recovery and the Future of Court Technology Task Force

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New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

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Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

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Federal Trademark Registration - Part 2

Blog

DOL Signals Heightened Enforcement of Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitation Requirements

Introduction . When the U.S. Department of Labor issued its biennial 2022 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”) Report to Congress earlier this year, it outlined significant noncompliance by health plans. (Full...

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Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

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Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

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Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

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What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement

Verrill attorneys David G. Lazarus , Michael K. Fee , and Jeffrey Smagula recently wrote the article "What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement" published in Law360 . The article reviews the U.S...

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Verrill Appoints Karen Hartford as Firm’s New Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

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