October 27, 2021

Volume XI, Number 300

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Y. Leon Lin

Leon Lin’s practice includes patent licensing, litigation, patent prosecution, and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has experience in the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry, specifically in solar energy and artificial photosynthesis.

While pursuing his undergraduate degrees, Leon worked in various labs that focused on carbon capture and solar-powered water-splitting to produce hydrogen fuel. As the head research assistant, Leon managed projects that involved proton NMR, carbon NMR, and GCMS analyses of potential catalyst reagents. Additionally, Leon served as a political intern for Virginia Delegate Kaye Kory and has a background in political science.

As a law student, Leon worked for the in-house counsel at General Electric, helping prepare patent applications and office action responses for the company. Leon also served on the executive board of the Emory International Law Review as a notes and comments editor.

As a law clerk at Finnegan, Leon assisted with drafting inter partes review (IPR) petitions, litigation documents, and expert declarations for Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings before the USPTO.He also worked on IP licensing management projects involving standard-essential patents (SEPs) portfolios and FRAND disputes.

Leon is passionately engaged in pro bono work and has written several appeal briefs to file with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on behalf of an injured veteran. He has assisted with preparing an asylum case and continues to work on veterans and asylum cases at the firm.

Et Cetera

  • Notes and comments editor for the Emory International Law Review, 2018-2019.

  • Emory Law Presidential Scholarship Recipient, 2016-2019.

  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society Member, 2016.

  • University of Richmond Commencement Speaker, 2016.

  • University of Richmond Presidential Scholarship Recipient, 2012-2016.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Y. Leon Lin