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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 previously served as VP & General Counselof Cryptography Research, Inc. until its acquisition by Rambus Inc. 

Joe specializes in structuring and negotiating IP-centric deals (patent licensing/sales, tech transactions, JVs and M&A), and in the use of patents as strategic business assets.  He has been lead counsel on hundreds of deals involving billions of dollars in value – across the computer, electronics, semiconductor, internet, healthcare and manufacturing industries.  Joe has also been an arbitrator, overseen complex patent litigation, and developed and 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.” He has also been named one of the “World’s Leading IP Strategists,” as well as one of the one of the “World’s Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers,” by Intellectual Asset Management magazine.  Joe co-chairs the “Advanced Licensing” & “Advanced Patent Licensing” courses at PLI, and frequently lectures before the Licensing Executives Society, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and other organizations.  He has written for journals & books, and been cited by courts & treatises, on patent and licensing law.  Joe has also 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 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 - Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued , Friday, October 25, 2013
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing (PowerPoint) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued , Friday, October 25, 2013
Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint) - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013 , Monday, November 04, 2013
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013 , Monday, November 04, 2013
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
Patent and Technology Licensing - 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 - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Mergers & Acquisitions: Lawyering at the Corporate-IP Interface (PowerPoint slides) - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued , Monday, October 28, 2013
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
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013 , Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Patent and Technology Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - 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: 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
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: 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
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
Transcripts  Transcripts Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing , Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013 , Monday, December 09, 2013 , San Francisco, CA
Advanced Patent Licensing 2013: How to Make Money Without Getting Sued , Friday, October 25, 2013 , San Francisco, CA
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Tuesday, April 29, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, January 29, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Thursday, March 20, 2014 , New York, NY
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Thursday, April 24, 2014 , Chicago, IL
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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