Maxine Lynn is an intellectual property (IP) attorney with the law firm of Keohane & D’Alessandro, PLLC in Chicago and Albany, New York. She assists companies with protecting innovative tech and brands. Specifically, Maxine prosecutes patents for sex technology, (“Sex Tech”) trademarks for business brands, and copyrights for creative materials like pornography images and movies. She also helps clients in licensing transactions, manufacturing and development agreements, and litigation.
Maxine is widely respected in the adult industry community. She was a presenter or panelist at the 2018 and 2019 editions of XBiz LA, XBiz Miami, Adult Video Network’s Adult Novelty Expo in Las Vegas, and QwebecExpo in Montreal. In addition, in 2019, she was a speaker at SX Tech, the world’s first conference dedicated to Sex Tech, in Berlin, as well as Webmaster Access in Amsterdam. Maxine has published articles in various industry magazines, including XBiz World, XBiz Premiere, CamLife, StorErotica, ED [Exotic Dancer] Magazine, and EAN (Europe). She has been profiled in The American Lawyer for her work relating to VR Sex Tech, and Corporate Counsel Magazine as a prominent attorney for sex toy companies. She has also been tapped as for commentary about adult business in Intellectual Property Magazine.
Maxine is not only a practitioner of law, but also a scholar. She studies, publishes, and speaks on cutting edge issues at the intersection of sextech with law and ethics. Most recently, she presented on free speech considerations relating to artificially-intelligent sex robot dolls at the 2019 Annual Meeting of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Maxine received her law degree from Albany Law School, and her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York. She is admitted to practice at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and in the States of New York and Illinois. She holds three patents of her own on sex toy technologies. Her free time is spent writing and recording music, traveling, and as she puts it, “dreaming up new technologies designed to elevate the human sexual experience.”
New York State
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
J.D., Albany Law School
B.S. (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), University at Albany
A.A. (Individual Studies), Hudson Valley Community College