Gordon K. Lin, Ph.D.

Patent Agent
gordon.lin dbr.com
Phone: (312) 569-1512 (312) 569-1512
Fax: (312) 569-3512


Gordon K. Lin supports the full patent cycle, from preparing and prosecuting patent applications for new technologies to assisting in patent litigation proceedings. His background in electrical engineering gives him insight into the research and development phases of technology inventions, including wireless, wireline and satellite communications, networking, computing devices, location-based services and network security. Clients benefit from his hands-on experience in the technical field. Gordon has published a number of articles in the professional literature.

Gordon also works on classification of products, technology, and software under the U.S. export control laws. He applies his engineering background and technology expertise to complex issues of product classification, including for semiconductor, telecommunications, Internet of Things (IoT), and encryption technologies.

Prior to joining the firm, Gordon was a patent agent at an intellectual property law firm where he supported both U.S. and foreign patent application and prosecution proceedings, prepared opinions on patent infringement complaints before the International Trade Commission, and drafted patent owner responses for inter partes review proceedings.

Gordon is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, and has examined Chinese documents in preparation for proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and International Trade Commission.


As president and lead system engineer at Lintel Communications, Gordon worked on a diverse portfolio of technologies, including voice and data communications, broadband internet services, wireless communications, IP PBX, internet telephony and satellite communications. At AT&T Bell Labs, Gordon participated in the research and development phases of inventions such as the 5ESS digital telephone switches for PSTN and wireless telephone networks. He is the inventor of an issued patent that involves MF tone detection in digital telephone switches.


Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, M.S., Electrical Engineering
  • National Taiwan University, B.S., Electrical Engineering

Gordon's Areas of Focus