John Lin

Of Counsel

John Lin’s work primarily focuses on the expert preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He began working with Han Santos in 2016.

John brings with him over 11 years of Patent Prosecution experience. Throughout his career he has drafted hundreds of patent applications. These patents include the following subjects: semiconductors, cable modems, networking, solar energy, video coding, software, and mobile device technologies. He also prosecuted patent applications in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, Korea, and other jurisdictions.

Prior to entering the legal world, John spent 13 years as a senior staff design engineer for leading semiconductor companies. He was instrumental in the development of many state-of-the-art telecommunication, microprocessor, and multimedia systems.

“A great challenge of life: Knowing enough to think you are right, but not enough to know you are wrong.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Practice Areas & Services:

  • Patent Law

Admissions & Certifications:

  • California Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Central Districts Court of California


  • J.D., Chapman University School of Law
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Cum laude, Tau Beta Pi


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese