Michelle Chin is an associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Ms. Chin advises on technical and damages aspects of patent infringement litigations across a range of technologies, including computer software and hardware.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Chin served as a clerk for Judge J. Campbell Barker of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. During law school, Ms. Chin served as an intern for Judge Lee Yeakel of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. Ms. Chin also served as an editor for the Texas Law Review as well as the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal. She also served as president of both the Intellectual Property Law Society and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. Ms. Chin earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering with a focus on medical devices and instrumentation from Case Western Reserve University.

Ms. Chin’s experience includes:

  • Represented defendants in patent litigation relating to website design using stackable widgets*
  • Represented defendants in patent litigation relating to app design using dynamic instructions in a photo capture tool within the app
  • Represented inventor in patent prosecution relating to a tablet stylus pen including office action responses to the USPTO*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • JD, University of Texas School of Law, 2021
  • BSE in Biomedical Engineering & Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2018
    cum laude