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Joseph Yang

Joseph Yang

PatentEsque Law Group, LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA


Joseph Yang is a partner at PatentEsque Law Group, LLP.  Before that, Joe was VP & General Counsel of Cryptography Research, Inc., whose customers manufacture over 7 billion chips annually using patents and technology licensed from Cryptography Research.  Before that, Joe co-founded and later led the IP Strategy & Transactions practice in the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps

Joe specializes in IP-centric deals (patent licensing / sales, tech transactions, JVs and M&A), and the use of patents as strategic business assets.  He has been lead counsel on hundreds of deals involving billions of dollars, in the computer, electronics, semiconductor, software, consumer products and healthcare industries.  Joe has also been an arbitrator, overseen complex patent litigation, and led the development of worldwide corporate patent portfolios. 

Joe is a recognized authority on IP law.  He was named one of the “World’s Leading IP Strategists” and one of the “World’s Leading IP and Technology Licensing Practitioners,” by Intellectual Asset Management magazine.  He is also listed in Marquis “Who’s Who in American Law” & “Who’s Who in America.”  Here at PLI, Joe co-chairs the “Advanced Licensing” and “Advanced Patent Licensing” courses in SF, NY, and Chicago.  Joe has written for journals and books, and been cited by courts and treatises.  He is co-teaching the 2014-2015 "Patent and Technology Licensing" course at Stanford Law School, and has previously co-taught “Patent Law and Policy” at U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Early in his career, Joe was a research engineer in the aerospace and energy industries.  He holds a J.D. from Stanford and a Ph.D. (in engineering) from the California Institute of Technology, where he has served on the boards of the Alumni Association, and the Caltech Associates.  He can be reached at joe@patentesque.com

Joseph Yang is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Patent Law Developments Relating to IP Monetization; Update on Patent Law Reform - Patent Law Developments Relating to IP Monetization; Update on Patent Law Reform , Friday, May 06, 2011
Introduction - Introduction , Monday, February 27, 2012
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing , Monday, February 27, 2012
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements , Monday, February 27, 2012
Impact of the America Invents Act and Other Patent Law Developments on IP Monetization - Impact of the America Invents Act and Other Patent Law Developments on IP Monetization , Friday, April 13, 2012
Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License-Learn the Key Issues from the Licensor and Licensee Points of View - Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License-Learn the Key Issues from the Licensor and Licensee Points of View , Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Business and Legal Considerations in Patent Transactions - Business and Legal Considerations in Patent Transactions , Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Program Overview - Program Overview , Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Introduction - Introduction , Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing , Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Patent Law Developments Impacting on Patent Monetization - Patent Law Developments Impacting on Patent Monetization , Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing , Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Introduction - Introduction , Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Introduction - Introduction , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing (PowerPoint) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued , Friday, October 25, 2013
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued , Friday, October 25, 2013
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013 , Monday, November 04, 2013
Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint) - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013 , Monday, November 04, 2013
Patent and Technology Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Avoiding Common Mistakes in Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint Slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, January 29, 2014
IP Issues in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, January 29, 2014
IP Issues in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances (PowerPoint Slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Mergers & Acquisitions: Lawyering at the Corporate-IP Interface (PowerPoint slides) - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Mergers & Acquisitions: Lawyering at the Corporate-IP Interface - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License-Learn the Key Issues from the Licensor and Licensee Points of View - Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued , Monday, October 28, 2013
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued , Monday, October 28, 2013
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013 , Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Patent and Technology Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How To Make Money Without Getting Sued - Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License-Learn the Key Issues from the Licensor and Licensee Points of View - Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License-Learn the Key Issues from the Licensor and Licensee Points of View , Monday, October 28, 2013
Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How To Make Money Without Getting Sued - Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing , Monday, October 28, 2013
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013: Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing , Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014: Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014: Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How To Make Money Without Getting Sued - Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing , Monday, October 28, 2013
Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How To Make Money Without Getting Sued - Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License-Learn the Key Issues from the Licensor and Licensee Points of View - Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License-Learn the Key Issues from the Licensor and Licensee Points of View , Monday, October 28, 2013
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013: Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing , Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014: Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014: Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued , Friday, November 08, 2013 , San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013 , Monday, December 23, 2013 , San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, February 12, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Monday, November 03, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014 , Monday, December 08, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015 , Wednesday, January 28, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015 , Monday, March 09, 2015 , New York, NY
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015 , Thursday, April 23, 2015 , Chicago, IL
Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Friday, October 23, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015 , Monday, December 14, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Monday, November 03, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014 , Monday, December 08, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015 , Wednesday, January 28, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Friday, October 23, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015 , Monday, December 14, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
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