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Consulting Counsel

Lynn E. Barber is a registered patent attorney with a Ph.D. in bacteriology and an extensive background in science, biotechnology and medical technologies.

She has been a registered patent attorney since 1985, with a particular focus on biotechnology, medical technologies, and computer and software technologies, including both apparatus and methods. She has taught patent law at the university level and in CLE programs. Prior to entering the law, Dr. Barber worked for eight years as a research microbiologist at Oregon State University and North Carolina State University.

A former partner at Olive & Olive, Dr. Barber currently lives outside the area but continues to assist the firm as needed, with a focus on patent applications in the biotechnology, medical, and software arenas.

Areas of Focus include:

  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Biotechnology Patents
  • Molecular Biology Patents
  • Pharmaceutical Patents
  • Computer and Software Patents
  • Electronics companies
  • Medical companies

Off hours

Lynn is an avid birdwatcher and avian artist.

Did you know?

She gives presentations on ornithology and has published a book on the subject


Lynn is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison (B.A.Zoology 1968, M.S. 1972, Ph.D. bacteriology 1974) and Duke University Law School (J.D. 1985).

Affiliations and Honors

States Admitted to Practice
• North Carolina (1985)
• Texas (1985)

Courts of Admission
• North Carolina State Courts
• Texas State Courts
• U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Recognition and Honors
• Intellectual Property Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (past chair)
• Triangle Intellectual Property Law Association (past officer)