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Terence J. Linn

Phone: (616) 975-5503
Fax: (616) 988-5863

Terry specializes in procuring and protecting intellectual property rights.  He is a registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to State and Federal Courts in Michigan and elsewhere.  Terry has represented clients in the Federal Courts throughout the country, including appeals in patent litigation to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C., before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and before the International Trade Commission.  Terry is a mediator on the approved listing by the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.  Terry has over thirty years of experience in intellectual property law, with extensive experience in intellectual property litigation and agreements.  For a number of years Terry has been selected and named by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine, by Best Lawyers in America and by Grand Rapids Magazine as one of Michigan's best lawyers.

Educational Profile

George Washington Univ. National Law Center

  • Washington, D.C.
  • J.D., 1981

Michigan State University

  • East Lansing, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, 1978
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

Concentration Areas

  • Intellectual Property, including Litigation, Mediation and Licensing

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District Court for the Western District of Michigan - 1981
  • District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • District Court for the Northern District of California
  • District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Claims Court
  • State Courts of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan - 1981
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office - 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association - Grand Rapids Chapter
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Grand Rapids Bar Assoc.
  • Member, Michigan Patent Law Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association