Joe Lin has more than twenty years of experience in patents, licensing and corporate law. He has previously held positions at Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Silicon Genesis Corporation, as General Counsel and Vice-President, Corporate Development, and O2 Micro, Inc. (Nasdaq:OIIM), as General Counsel. He has extensive patent prosecution and litigation experience, overseeing the prosecution of domestic and international patent applications and leading successful trial teams in multiple cases. He has advised on mergers and acquisitions and securities matters. He has also represented venture capital firms and issuers in over 40 venture capital and private placement transactions, led the securities team in the initial public offering of O2 Micro International Ltd. on Nasdaq, and represented underwriters in public.
Joe received his JD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received a BS with Distinction from Cornell University with dual major in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science. He is a member of the State Bar of California (No. 168,913), registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (No. 38,225), and admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.