Huan-Yi Lin’s practice focuses on patent prosecution of high value inventions, infringement/invalidity analysis and opinions, design-around studies, IP due diligence, licensing negotiations, pre-suit investigations, IPRs, and consultation. Huan-Yi has represented companies that specialize in wireless telecommunication devices, semiconductor devices and manufacturing, circuit design, flat panels (TFT-LCD & AMOLED), optical devices (LED, projectors, etc.), consumer electronics, computer hardware and software.

With 20 years IP experience, Huan-Yi brings a combined experience of patent prosecution and litigation both in-house and outside counsel to help his clients acquire and protect their IP rights. Prior to co-founding LexNovia, he was the IP Director of a world leading touch panel company responsible for patent litigation strategies, licensing negotiations and IPRs. Before going in-house, Huan-Yi worked at top international law firms for 12 years. There, in addition to patent prosecution and licensing negotiations, he represented high-tech companies, both large and small, before district courts and ITC, including one of the largest smart phone makers in a global patent war with respect to wireless communication technologies.

Huan-Yi has served as a legal intern to Honorable Randall R. Rader, formerly the chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, he has been invited to conduct comparative research on patent law issues as a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo, the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo, and the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property in Munich. Huan-Yi is licensed to practice law both in California and Taiwan. With his academic and legal practice background across Taiwan and the U.S., Huan-Yi is also a frequent speaker of IP issues to trade associations, government and business entities, and universities.

  • S.J.D.(candidate), The George Washington University Law School, 2002
  • LL.M., The University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1999
  • B.S., Physics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1990

  • California Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Taiwan Bar Admissions
  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Eastern District of Texas

  • TPK, IP Director, 2013-2016
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Of-Counsel, 2011-2013
  • Hogan & Hartson LLP, Associate, 2004-2011
  • Duane Morris LLP, Associate, 2002-2004
  • Lee and Li, Associate, 1995-1997

  • “Effective Strategies in Dealing Abusive Patent Litigations—Inter-Partes Review,” presented at AUTM Asian 2014 in Taipei, April 2014
  • “China IP Strategy Discussion: Interesting Cases & Developments,” panelist for ACI’s 6th Advanced China IP Counsel Forum in Shanghai, China, February 2014
  • “Winning Strategies for U.S. Patent Litigations,” keynote speech for a seminar held by Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, October 2012
  • “Development of Business Method Patents in the U.S.,” presented at Taiwan Intellectual Property Court, August 2012
  • “Advances Strategies for Litigation against Patent Trolls,” presented at National Technology Law Symposium, Taiwan, November 2009
  • “Obviousness: Case Study on KSR v. Teleflex,” presented at Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, May 2007
  • “Scope of Means-Plus-Function Claim Limitations,” presented at and published by National Technology Law Symposium, Taiwan, November 2004
  • “Strategy for Managing Patent Infringement Notice Letters,” National Lawyers, June 2004
  • “Crafting Winning U.S. Patents,” presented at and published by National Technology Law Symposium, Taiwan, November 2003
  • · “U.S. Patent Claim Interpretation,” presented at and published by National Technology Law Symposium, Taiwan, November 2002


Taiwan, California