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Lincoln S. Essig

With a focus on all aspects of patent prosecution and counseling, licensing, and due diligence,  Lincoln Essig is totally dedicated to helping businesses at every phase of development build valuable patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad. His industry skills are extensive, and include medical devices, software, electronics, and information technology, among others. He offers honed experience in big data analytics, data storage and backup, healthcare IT, non-invasive patient monitoring, medical device guidance, prosthetics, consumer electronics, analog circuits, and internet security.

A Super Lawyers magazine “Rising Star,” Lincoln goes out of his way to understand his clients’ businesses and distinct technologies. He is appreciated for crafting legal strategies that are uniquely tailored for each client’s patent portfolio and align with their commercial goals. Responsive, hard-working, diligent and conscientious, Lincoln’s personal drive to excel is reflected in the consistently high-quality work product he provides and his immutable commitment to safeguarding creativity.

Lincoln is particularly effective at taking the abstract and difficult aspects of complex innovations and distilling them into understandable concepts. Lincoln immerses himself in the technologies of his clients and leverages that knowledge to work productively with the Patent Office and expedite the patenting process. He is able to hone in on core issues that, once resolved, result in a far more streamlined and efficient approval process.

Prior to the law, Lincoln worked as an electrical engineering assistant at Space Dynamics Laboratory. While attending law school, he served as a law clerk for Senator Orrin G. Hatch on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, working on intellectual property issues.


The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
Utah State University, B.S., Electrical Engineering
District of Columbia Bar
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Communications Technology

Cellular Networking & Communications

Internet Telephony

Low-Power Networks


Wireless Local Area Networks

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors

Healthcare Information Technology

Software & IT

Financial Services & Business Methods

Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Cloud Computing

Cryptocurrency & Encryption

Data Privacy

Dispute Resolution

Licensing & Indemnification

Open Source

Medical Devices & Procedures

Ablation Technology


Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures



Transportation & Vehicles

Electronics (Audio / Video, Communication, Navigation, Security)

Fleet Management

Passenger Transportation

Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
U.S. Patent Prosecution

Lincoln has repeatedly been named a “Washington D.C. Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine for his work in intellectual property law (2017-2019).

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