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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, and was VP & General Counsel of Cryptography Research, Inc. until its acquisition by Rambus, Inc.

Joe specializes in structuring and negotiating IP-centric deals (patent & technology transactions, JVs, and IP aspects of M&A), and in using patents as strategic business assets.  He has been lead counsel on hundreds of deals involving billions of dollars in value in the computer, electronics, semiconductor, entertainment, consumer goods, healthcare, energy & manufacturing industries.  Joe has also been an arbitrator, overseen complex patent litigation, and developed & licensed worldwide corporate patent portfolios. 

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

Before PatentEsque Law Group, Joe co-founded and later led the IP Strategy & Transactions practice in the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps.  Before becoming an attorney, 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.

Joseph Yang is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, October 23, 2015
License Agreement Redline - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, October 23, 2015
Outline of Topics for Mock Negotiation - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, October 23, 2015
Patent and Technology Licensing (August 20, 2015) - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015, Thursday, November 05, 2015
Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint slides) - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015, Thursday, November 05, 2015
Patent and Technology Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Avoiding Common Mistakes in Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
IP Issues in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
IP Issues in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Mergers & Acquisitions: Lawyering at the Corporate-IP Interface - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2016, Thursday, May 19, 2016
Mergers and Acquisitions: Lawyering at the Corporate-IP Interface (PowerPoint slides) - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2016, Thursday, May 19, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment Structuring the License Grant and Royalty Provisions - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Monday, October 26, 2015
Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License—Learn the Key Issues from the Licensor and Licensee Points of View - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Monday, October 26, 2015
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Monday, October 26, 2015
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015, Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Tuesday, March 15, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 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 26, 2015
Structuring the License Grant and Royalty Provisions - Structuring the License Grant and Royalty Provisions, Monday, October 26, 2015
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing , Monday, October 26, 2015
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements , Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Transcripts  Transcripts Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing , Monday, October 26, 2015
Structuring the License Grant and Royalty Provisions - Structuring the License Grant and Royalty Provisions, Monday, October 26, 2015
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 26, 2015
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements , Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Tuesday, March 15, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing , Monday, October 26, 2015
Structuring the License Grant and Royalty Provisions - Structuring the License Grant and Royalty Provisions, Monday, October 26, 2015
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 26, 2015
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements , Tuesday, March 15, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Monday, November 02, 2015, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015, Monday, December 21, 2015, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Thursday, March 31, 2016, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Thursday, September 29, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Wednesday, December 07, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Monday, March 06, 2017, New York, NY
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Thursday, May 11, 2017, Chicago, IL
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Thursday, September 29, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Wednesday, December 07, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Monday, March 06, 2017, New York, NY
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