Yilin Jin

German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Authorized Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

jin@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English, Chinese


Yilin Jin is a German Patent and European Patent Attorney, an authorized representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), and a European Trademark and Design Attorney.

Yilin represents and advises Asian and European companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early-stage start-ups. In addition to years of experience in IP prosecution and opposition proceedings since 2010, he is one of the few Chinese-speaking German patent attorneys with expertise in German nullity and cross-border infringement proceedings.

His clients value not only his experience in litigation, freedom-to-operate searches and settlement negotiations but also his industry knowledge in telecommunications, medical technology, renewable energies and e-commerce.

He is passionate about building bridges between cultures, law and technology, products and markets and, above all, between people. He enjoys evaluating technical and legal issues in an entrepreneurial context with his team, developing practical and pragmatic solutions with colleagues and clients and thus building long-term relationships based on trust.

He regularly lectures and publishes books in China on German and European IP practice. He is a member of EPI, FICPI, INTA and Senator at the German Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade (BWA) e.V.


  • Patent Law
  • Patent Infringement
  • Trademark Law
  • Designs
  • Technology Transfer & Licensing
  • Due Diligence

Technical fields

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Medical Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive
  • E-Commerce


  • Studied electronics at Beijing Normal University, 1999-2002
  • Studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, graduated in 2009
  • Admission as German Patent Attorney, 2013
  • European Patent Attorney, 2013
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney, 2014
  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 2023
  • Associate Partner at Grünecker, since 2023


Study on global intellectual property developments
2020, ISBN 9787300304588

Study on global intellectual property developments
2019, ISBN 9787300253176 

Exhibition organization and operation
ISBN 9787568930826 

Patent Application Strategies in Foreign Countries and China’s Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan
ISBN 9787513057912

Awards & Rankings

Recommended expert in Overseas Intellectual Property Rights Protection Assistance Database of China (Shenzhen) Intellectual Property Protection Center

Recommended for Germany on www.worldip.cn