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

Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive

(May 12, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Smagula to the firm’s Boston office as Counsel in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Jeff Smagula brings to Verrill...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Blog

Prop 65: Will the “Short-Form” be Short Lived?

Enacted as part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) requires businesses with ten or more employees that sell products in the state of California to...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

Event

Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities Under ERISA

Employers have long understood the importance of fiduciary compliance with respect to 401(k) plans and other retirement plans subject to ERISA, and most have sound processes and governance structures in place to ensure the...

Blog

Verrill Attorney Gordon Smith Comments on Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of Maine Coastal Property

News

Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group

(May 14, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that Jim Cohen has been appointed chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group. Cohen, a former Mayor of Portland, is a long-time...

Event

Global Virtual Legal Project Management Summit

Publication/Podcast

Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct

Scott Connolly, partner in Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, has authored the chapter “Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct” in MCLE’s book, Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts (4th Edition 2021). The...

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