Marilyn M. Huston
Marilyn (Lynn) Huston, PhD, JD, concentrates her intellectual property practice on freedom to operate analysis, patent validity and infringement, and intellectual property rights enforcement.
Lynn has also represented clients in diverse technical areas ranging from downhole tools to firefighting equipment and is fluent in a spectrum of biomedical technologies ranging from medical devices to gene therapy, monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, cloning, and biologics manufacture.
She has served as in-house business law and patent counsel for one of the country’s largest public university systems and has also served as in-house patent counsel for a publicly traded biotech company. Combined with her experience as a basic research scientist for over a decade at the National Institutes of Health and Baylor College of Medicine, she has amassed significant on-the-ground experience with the legal issues central to both commercial and basic research.
Lynn has authored sixteen peer reviewed articles in leading industry publications, including Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Immunology, and Journal of Virology and Virology. She was a contributing author of the Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook (BNA; 1st edition, 2000, 2nd Edition, 2005, 3rd Edition, 2010, 4th Edition, 2015, and intervening annual supplements).
J.D., University of Houston Law Center
Ph.D., Microbiology, Texas A&M University
B.A. in Biology, Trinity University
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals