Lin is a Patent Engineer and a part-qualified European patent attorney. Lin is currently preparing to sit the finals of the EPO’s European Qualifying Examinations (EQE).
Lin received her science degree in Materials Physics from University of Science and Technology Beijing which has the most renowned materials science and engineering department in China. She then obtained her PhD at the Photonics Research Centre at Technological University Dublin, undertaking research focused on developing novel optical microfibre based sensors for temperature sensing, humidity sensing, and biosensing
applications. The research was done in collaboration with University of Southampton, Dublin City University, and MIT and produced over twenty publications in scientific journals.
Finding that patenting leveraged her analytical skills developed during her research, Lin pursued a career to become a patent attorney. Since joining the profession in 2015, Lin has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations and semi state bodies. Lin’s area of expertise includes sensing devices and
systems, and in particular optical fibre sensors. She also has considerable experience prosecuting patent applications in the field of wireless technologies. She works extensively with software technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Lin’s work focuses on drafting and prosecuting Irish, UK, and European patent applications. Lin has experience in advising clients on design matters, especially registered designs. Her practice extends to infringement analysis and opinion. Lin is actively involved in IP portfolio management and IP strategy support.
Lin worked for over three years at another firm of Patent Attorneys and moved to Hanna Moore + Curley in 2019.