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Richard Lin is a versatile litigator with over a decade of experience representing clients in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, antitrust, class action, and other complex litigation. His current practice focuses on representing individuals and small businesses in intellectual property and other commercial disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country.

A registered patent attorney, Richard has handled matters in a wide variety of technologies, including computer hardware and software, e-commerce systems, semiconductors, wireless communications equipment, medical devices, and biotechnology.

Richard was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the 2012 and 2013 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers, an honor that is awarded to no more than 2.5% of California lawyers.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 70%
  2. Litigation: 30%

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  • Christopher David Banys

    Richard is an extremely gifted lawyer, a sharp mind and a good heart. He is a clear counselor to his clients and a formidable opponent to their adversaries. Richard is among the very best!


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Banys, P.C.

1032 Elwell Ct Ste 100
Palo Alto, CA, 94303-4309


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyBanys, P.C.2013 - Present
AttorneyThe Lanier Law Firm2011 - 2013
Senior AssociateHowrey LLP2006 - 2011
Law ClerkU.S. District Court, Central District Of Calif.2005 - 2006
AssociateDay Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder, LLP2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon ValleyCo-chair, Small Firm/Solo Practitioner Committee2014 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Banys, P.C. websiteI think someone is infringing my patent. What do I do?2013
Antitrust Counterattack in Intellectual Property Litigation HandbookAntitrust Counterattack in Intellectual Property Litigation Handbook2010
2007 Annual Review of Antitrust Law DevelopmentsAntitrust Issues Involving Intellectual Property2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Stanford Law SchoolBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Stanford Law SchoolPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996