Lu Yin


As a former patent examiner, in-house IP attorney, and Counsel in a global Am-Law 100 law firm, Lu has a deep and unique understanding of intellectual property strategies.  Using his insider knowledge of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Lu persuades patent examiners to secure important patents for his clients.  Through his fifteen years of experience as anIP attorney, Lu truly understands clients’ business objectives and internal considerations.  Lu applies his skills and experiences to help startup companies obtain their first patents and assist large companies to improve their patent portfolios.

Lu has served in leadership positions of startup companies and is familiar with securing venture capital funding, creating joint venture structure, negotiating with suppliers and customers and, of course, devising intellectual property strategies.  Combining his business acumen and legal expertise, Lu helps companies to accomplish their strategic objectives in creative ways.

Clients also rely on Lu’s counsel for complicated cross-border issues— including technology transactions and licensing, IP enforcement, and IP litigation.  Lu helps both small and large U.S. companies enforce their IP in China and negotiate favorable licensing deals.  Lu also helpsChinese defendants in U.S. courts.  Most recently, Lu helped a small Chinese company prevail in  an International Trade Commission Section 337 investigation against a large U.S. company.

Lu’s current patent practice focuses primarily in the areas of telecommunications, semiconductors, circuit design, software and electronics, artificial intelligence.

    Practice Areas

    • Patent Prosecution and Counseling
    • Emerging Companies
    • China
    • Patent Litigation

    Professional Activities

    • California Bar Association


    • Enforcing IP Rights in the Chinese E-Commerce Marketplace”, JD Supra, February 15, 2018


    • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2005
    • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2001

    Bar Admissions

    • California (2005)
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2006)