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Robert Allen Linn


  • Linn, Robert Allen was born on June 9, 1932 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of Robert Albertus and Rita Marie (Hogl) Linn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Xavier University, Cincinnati, 1954. Master of Science, Xavier University, Cincinnati, 1956. Postgraduate, Wayne State University, 1956—1958.

      Bachelor of Laws, University Detroit, 1961. Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1980.


    • Toxicologist Wayne County, Detroit, 1957—1961. Patent attorney Ethyl Corporation, Ferndale, 1961—1964, manager patent section, 1964—1980. Economist Baton Rouge, 1986—1988.

      Director corporation business development Richmond, Virginia, 1981—1986. Patent attorney Baton Rouge, 1986—1988, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, 1988—1992, director licensing and business development photographic materials, from 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1962. Certified United States Patent & Trademark Office, 1963.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member of Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association (president 1992-1993), American Intellectual Property Association, Product Development and Management Association 1984-1985, (Cresheim award best conference paper 1982).


    • Married Eileen Marie Ryan, December 22, 1956 (divorced 1986). Stepchildren: Nancy Ann, Thomas Patrick, Michael Joseph, Mary Lisa. Married Patricia Moreland Gwinner, August 16, 1986.
    • father: Robert Albertus Linn
    • mother: Rita Marie (Hogl) Linn
    • spouses: Eileen Marie Ryan
    • Patricia Moreland Gwinner
    • children: Nancy Ann Linn
    • Thomas Patrick Linn
    • Michael Joseph Linn
    • Mary Lisa Linn
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    Born June 9, 1932
    Died July 4, 2001
    (aged 69)