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Lin J. Hymel

Lin J. Hymel



  • Intellectual Property
  • Biotechnology
  • Patent

WSG Practice Industries


Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Lin has extensive experience in prosecuting patents in several technical areas including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and advanced materials.

Lin's additional focuses include medical diagnostics, immunotherapeutics, drug formulation and delivery, nanotechnology, microfluidics, microscopy, chromatography, and industrial chemical and biochemical processes. Lin also provides opinions, litigation support, and patent strategic advice, and is experienced in patent due diligence and post-grant proceedings. Lin's practice focuses on providing efficient and insightful patent drafting and prosecution for universities, early-stage companies, and large corporations internationally.

Prior to practicing law, Lin had an academic research career in the U.S., Germany, and Austria, taught biophysics, physiology, and pharmacology, and was a grant review administrator at the National Institutes of Health. As a patent lawyer, Lin has more than 20 years of experience working at law firms in the Boston and Washington, D.C. areas, as well as serving as an in-house patent attorney at a major biotechnology company.

Lin plays classical guitar and is a member of the Boston Classical Guitar Society. He also enjoys listening to music, hiking, and traveling.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
  • Vanderbilt University (Ph.D.)
  • Tulane University (B.S., summa cum laude)
Areas of Practice

Biotechnology | Business Law | Intellectual Property | Patent

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