The Morales Law Firm
May Lin DeHaan, Of Counsel
May Lin DeHaan is an experienced patent and trademark attorney who has handled over two hundred patent applications involving software, electronics, biotechnology, and mechanical inventions.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. DeHaan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California, and had an extensive career as an aerospace engineer for Rockwell International, Inc. As an engineer, Ms. DeHaan developed improvements to structural optimization software for conceptual aircraft design, and researched polymer and ceramic applications for the Rockwell International Science Center.
Ms. DeHaan earned her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law and worked as a patent attorney for law firms in Southern California and on California's Central Coast. Ms. DeHaan has extensive experience prosecuting patents, domestically and internationally, in a wide variety of technologies, including software, semiconductors, consumer electronics, digital signal processing, light emitting diodes (LEDs), chemistry, materials science, biomedical inventions, mechanical devices, optics, telecommunications, as well as e-commerce and other business methods. Ms. DeHaan also has experience in patentability and non-infringement opinion work, IP portfolio management, and licensing.
Ms. DeHaan is a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), and the California Supreme Court. Ms. DeHaan has been inducted into the Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Honor Society and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research and Writing.