Richard C. Lin is the Managing Attorney at Banys, P.C.
Mr. Lin has over 15 years of experience representing clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including business disputes, intellectual property, class action, employment, and trust and estate litigation. Mr. Lin draws upon his years of litigation experience to help clients achieve their goals, efficiently and effectively, both in and out of the courtroom.
In the area of intellectual property, Mr. Lin is a registered patent attorney and has handled patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters in a wide variety of technologies, including computer systems, wireless communications equipment, medical devices, and biotechnology. He has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). In addition, Mr. Lin advises clients on transactions involving the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property assets.
Mr. Lin was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the 2015 – 2018 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers and as a “Rising Star” from 2012 – 2014. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School with undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology from Stanford University.
Mr. Lin previously worked at a large international law firm and two nationally known boutique litigation firms, where his practice focused on high-stakes intellectual property and business litigation matters. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles F. Eick in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Some examples of Mr. Lin’s prior matters include:
- SAI v. Qualcomm: Obtained a $12.5 million jury verdict for a software development company in a breach of contract case;
- Freeny v. Murphy Oil USA: Obtained a $9.25 million jury verdict on behalf of three brothers in a patent infringement action involving automated pricing systems;
- Rosset et al. v. Hunter Engineering: Representing employees in a class action matter alleging willful misclassification as “independent contractors” by former employer;
- ITSource Technology v. Pujals: Defended an individual against claims by a former employer of trade secret misappropriation and breach of employment agreement;
- Twin Peaks Software v. Red Hat: Represented startup company Twin Peaks in a patent and copyright infringement action involving data management systems;
- Techsavies v. WDFA Marketing: Represented IT services company in a breach of contract, copyright infringement and partnership dissolution matter;
- O2 Micro v. BiTEK: Represented power chip company in a patent infringement action involving power control circuitry for LCD screens. Obtained a verdict of infringement for the client after a three-day trial;
- Genentech v. Amgen: Represented biotech company in a patent infringement action involving early gene expression patents;
- Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft: Represented Sun Microsystems in a private antitrust action involving Java technology, resulting in approximately $2 billion settlement for Sun.
Mr. Lin also devotes time to providing pro bono services to low-income individuals and non-profit organizations, and has represented pro bono clients in matters involving children’s rights, landlord-tenant disputes, disability benefits, and constitutional issues. He is also an active member and past Committee Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA-SV).
Mr. Lin is admitted to practice before the following:
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits
- U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Colorado, and the District of Nebraska
- California Supreme Court and all other California state courts
Mr. Lin’s awards include:
- Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers, 2015 – 2018
- Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2012 – 2014