Richard C. Lin

Richard C. Lin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Santa Clara, CA

Banys, P.C.
 | 1030 Duane Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 650-308-8505
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (40%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Richard Lin is the Managing Attorney of Banys, P.C. in Santa Clara, California.  He has over 15 years of experience representing clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including business disputes, intellectual property, class action, and employment matters.  He has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

Mr. Lin previously served as a law clerk to the Hon. Charles F. Eick, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

About Richard Lin

Admitted: 2000, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley, Past Committee Co-Chair

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Lin devotes time providing pro bono services to low-income individuals and non-profit organizations, including prior experience representing pro bono clients in matters involving children’s rights, landlord-tenant disputes, disability benefits, and constitutional issues.
  • Co-authored a Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of several U.S. cities and counties in support of the constitutionality of a Chicago handgun ordinance in McDonald v. City of Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 3020 (2010). The amicus brief was cited in the opinions of the dissenting Justices.
  • Represented indigent clients in landlord-tenant disputes in conjunction with Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) and the Asian Law Alliance (ALA) (2007).

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Contributing author of Antitrust Counterattack in Intellectual Property Litigation Handbook, a treatise on antitrust issues that arise in IP litigation, published by the American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law (2010)
  • Contributing author of the chapter "Antitrust Issues Involving Intellectual Property" in the 2007 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, published by the American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law (2008)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • SAI Technology v. Qualcomm. Represented small software development company in breach of contract case against large wireless chip manufacturer. Obtained a $12.5 million jury verdict for client at trial, 2016
  • Freeny v. Murphy USA. Obtained a $9.25 million jury verdict on behalf of three brothers in a patent infringement action involving automated pricing systems, 2015
  • O2 Micro v. BiTEK. Represented O2 Micro 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.
  • O2 Micro v. Rohm. Represented O2 Micro in a patent infringement and antitrust action involving power control circuitry for LCD screens. Obtained a favorable settlement after a four-day jury trial.
  • Genentech v. Amgen. Represented Amgen 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. Case resulted in approximately $2 billion settlement for Sun. 

Representative Clients:

  • Represented three brothers in a patent infringement action against a large oil company involving automated pricing systems. Obtained a $9.25 million jury verdict for clients at trial (2015).
  • Represented Amgen Inc. in several patent infringement cases relating to Amgen's Epogen and Neupogen biopharmaceutical products (2003, 2010-2011).
  • Represented Sun Microsystems in its private antitrust litigation against Microsoft Corporation (2002-2003).
  • Represented Intel Corporation in patent litigation relating to networking and data transmission protocols (2008-2009).
  • Represented O2 Micro International Ltd. in a series of patent infringement actions involving power conversion circuitry for LCD screens (2007-2010).

Educational Background:

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000
  • Stanford University, B.S., Biology, 1997
  • Stanford University, A.B., Psychology, with distinction, 1996
Office Location for Richard C. Lin

1030 Duane Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054


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Last Updated: 3/15/2018

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