Lynn Pasahow has handled complex patent and other intellectual property litigation in the life science, software, Internet and hardware industries for over thirty years. Lynn has represented cutting-edge technology companies and universities and their highly innovative inventors in their most important suits. He led the litigation establishing the validity of biotech-pioneer Cetus' patents on its Nobel Prize-winning polymerase chain reaction invention against DuPont and enforcing Amazon.com's 1-Click® patent against its then-arch rival Barnesandnoble.com, and repeatedly has assisted the University of California in protecting some of its most important inventions, including CRISPR/Cas9 and fluorescent in situ hybridization. Lynn also repeatedly has defeated suits against his clients by non-practicing entities and others through jury verdicts finding patents invalid or not infringed, summary judgments and other favorable resolutions.
Lynn is a co-author of the Federal Judicial Center’s patent handbook for judges, the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, and, with Hon. William W. Schwarzer, of Civil Discovery: A Guide to Efficient Practice. He has lectured about intellectual property law subjects to groups that have included the Federal Judicial Center, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Law Institute, Practicing Law Institute, UC, San Francisco, and UC Berkeley School of Law. Lynn is among the leading intellectual property lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, and several other lawyer surveys, and is Past President of the Boalt Hall Alumni Association.