Byron Chin is an intellectual property litigator. Mr. Chin has experience with patent litigation, inter partes review proceedings, complex business litigation, patent opinions, and trademark litigation. He has expertise with medical devices, biologics, pharmaceuticals (Hatch-Waxman Act/ANDA), consumer products, licensing disputes, and privacy issues. Mr. Chin also litigates before administrative entities in pro bono work relating to affirmative and defensive asylum cases, and veterans’ benefits.

Mr. Chin was a member of the team that obtained a summary judgment victory for Kilpatrick Townsend client Seattle Genetics, Inc. The underlying case involved a technology licensing and breach-of-contract dispute involving a life-saving cancer therapy. After years of litigation and arbitration in district courts, state courts, and the American Arbitration Association in Arizona and Washington, Kilpatrick Townsend obtained a definitive victory on summary judgment for Seattle Genetics against Arizona State University in the District of Arizona. The Court held on August 4, 2015, that ASU’s patent infringement claims were barred by the written terms of a contract amendment it had executed with Seattle Genetics over ten years ago. 

Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Mr. Chin was a summer associate at a New York-based law firm. There, he focused on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and trademark law. In law school, Mr. Chin was also a Senior Articles Editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review.

Mr. Chin was recognized as a 2013–2017 Northern California “Rising Star” for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Chin actively participates in the local legal community and mentors law students through the San Francisco Intellectual Law Property Association.

Mr. Chin speaks conversational Mandarin and Cantonese.

Professional & Community Activities

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

American Psychology and Law Society, Member

San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association, Member


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D. (2008)
    UC Davis Law Review, Senior Articles Editor; UC Davis Business Law Journal, Executive Editor
  • Georgetown University, M.S., Physiology and Biophysics (2004)
  • Williams College, B.A., Biology and Psychology (2003)

Bar Admissions

  • California (2008)

Who We Are

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Byron R. Chin

Experience Highlights

Arizona State University v. Seattle Genetics
Summary Judgment Victory for Seattle Genetics in a technology licensing and breach of contract dispute involving a life-saving cancer therapy. After more
Duramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Watson Laboratories Inc., et al. 
Represented Watson in pending ANDA litigation of generic version of SEASONIQUE®. Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc., more
Apple Computer Inc. v. Psystar Corporation
Obtained summary judgment and a permanent injunction against a computer company utilizing Apple’s copyrighted operating system software on non-Apple more
Breach of contract and copyright infringement litigation for manufacturer of business intelligence software
Represent a manufacturer of business intelligence software, in breach of contract and copyright infringement litigation. The defendants are more