Heather Lin

Senior Partner at NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys

Heather Lin is a patent attorney and senior partner at NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys. She joined the firm in 1994 and became a qualified patent attorney in 1996. She has received extensive IP training in the United States and Japan. With a biotech background, Ms Lin represents a broad spectrum of clients, from start-ups to multinationals.

Ms Lin’s practice primarily involves patent drafting and prosecution, patent infringement and validity opinions and litigation, as well as client counselling in IP strategic planning and portfolio management – with an emphasis on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. She also advises clients in relation to China-specific IP issues such as the utilisation of Chinese genetic resources, inventor remuneration and technology import and export registration and approval. The patents that she has prosecuted and opined on relate to subject matters such as genes and proteins, stem cells, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and plants – all of which have been the subject of much debate in China.

Ms Lin is actively involved in the legislative process regarding Chinese patent law and is a frequent speaker at various IP forums and conferences, both in China and abroad. She was chosen as a National Intellectual Property Leading Talent by the China National IP Administration in 2014.

Ms Lin is a member of several IP associations, including the All China Patent Agents Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the Licensing Executives Society. She is currently the vice president of AIPPI China.

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NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys
10th Floor
Tower C
Beijing Global Trade Centre
36 North Third Ring Road East
Dongcheng District
Beijing 100013

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