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Terence J. Linn

Terence J. Linn

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Litigation, Mediation, Licensing

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Licensing: 25%
  2. Mediation: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Intellectual Property: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Karl T. Ondersma

    I endorse this lawyer. Terry's wealth of experience and exceptional knowledge enable him to provide superior counseling to his clients.

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    Karl Ondersma Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have been practicing law with Terry Linn for several decades. He is very competent and looks out for getting the results that are in the best interest of the client especially if that can be accomplished without alot of conflict.

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    Frederick Burkhart Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Gardner, Linn, Burkhart & Flory.LLp

2851 Charlevoix Drive Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing198103/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Intellectual PropertyBest Lawyers in America2011
Intellectual Property LitigationSuper Lawyers2011
Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2010
Intellectual PropertyBest Lawyers in America2010
Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2009
Intellectual PropertyBest Lawyers in America2009
Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2008
Intellectual PropertyBest Lawyers in America2008
Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2007
Intellectual PropertyBest Lawyers in America2007
Intellectual PropertyBest Lawyers in America2006
Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2006
Intellectual PropertyBest Lawyers in America2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerGardner, Linn, Burkhart & Flory, LLP2011 - Present
Founding PartnerVanDyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart1995 - 2010
PartnerPrice, Heneveld1981 - 1995
Law ClerkFinnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner1978 - 1981

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Character and Fitness CommitteeDistrict panel member2003 - 2006
Grand Rapids Rowing ClubCo- Founder1986 - 1990
American Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1981 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Michigan Patent Law AssociationMember1981 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Stam v. Schofield, Interference 105,325 (BPAI 2006)Succeeded in establishing priority in earlier invention and taking patent claims.
Steffel v. Schofield, Interference 105,736 (BPAI 2011)Succeeded in establishing priority in earlier invention and taking patent claims.
Vanderlande Industries Nederland BV v. I.T.C., 366 F.3d 1311 (Fed.Cir. 2004)Successful trial determination of infringement affirmed on appeal.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Michigan State UniversityMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Corporate Counsel SectionTrademarks and Trade Names1999
Grand Rapids Bar Association C.L.E.I.P. Primer: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights1999
Michigan State Bar Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Annual ICLE SeminarTrademark/Copyright/Fair Use: Avoiding Collisions With Antitrust1995
Annual Meeting Of Grand Rapids Dance SchoolsChoreography: Copyright and Contract1994
Elkhart Annual Legal SeminarThe ABC's Of Exporting- Intellectual Property Aspects1993
Elkhart Annual Legal SeminarProtection of Intellectual Property1992
Elkhart Annual Legal SeminarProtection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property1991
AIPLA Annual Meeting- Washington DCIntellectual Property Recording and Enforcement with Customs1991