Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Lincoln S. Essig
Patent law is the perfect blend of science and the humanities.

Lincoln S. Essig


At a Glance

  • J.D. The George Washington University Law School
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Utah State University

  • State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

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. 2009)
  • Utah State University (B.S. Electrical Engineering 2006), magna cum laude
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