Inna Dahlin, Ph.D. applies her broad spectrum of knowledge to representing clients on a range of intellectual property (IP) issues. Inna focuses her practice on patent counseling and procurement in both life sciences and technology sectors. Her clients are primarily engaged in medical devices and systems, biotechnology, medical and consumer electronics, and software. Her practice includes providing strategic IP portfolio counseling, conducting patentability and freedom to operate studies, and drafting opinions.
Previously, Inna was an associate at a top IP boutique and at another general practice law firm, where her subject area focus was on medical devices, software, consumer electronics, semiconductors, defense, and bioinformatics. She represented clients ranging from startups to large multinational corporations.
Inna’s doctoral work involved development of computational analysis tools for genotype and epidemiological data. During this time, she developed and implemented software tools that are currently used worldwide by researchers and health practitioners. Inna also completed research on image recognition, mathematical representation of DNA/protein interactions, and computational analysis of genomic data. She discovered and analyzed a novel group I intron in a tRNA gene of deep subsurface bacteria as part of an interdisciplinary Origins of Life Program sponsored by the NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training.
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ph.D., Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S., Molecular Biology
Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, B.A., Agrochemistry and Environmental Science, summa cum laude
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Rising Star, Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2017, 2018)
First Prize, ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition (Copyright Law) (2010)
Dean’s Fellowship Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2005)