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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, where he specializes in the use of patent licensing and technology transactions (including R&D, licensing, manufacturing, JVs and IP aspects of M&A) in areas such as semiconductors, software, digital entertainment, athletics/health/fitness, medical devices and renewable energy).  He also has experience in patent strategy, portfolio management, litigation oversight, and has served as an arbitrator.

Joe previously served as VP & General Counsel of Cryptography Research, Inc., until its acquisition by Rambus Inc.  Before that, he was Counsel at Skadden Arps, where he co-founded and later led the IP transactions practice in Palo Alto.

Here at PLI, Joe co-chairs the annual "Understanding the IP License," "Advanced Licensing Agreements" and " Patent Licensing Today" programs.  Joe has written a chapter on "IP Strategy in Joint Ventures" for the book "Start-Up & Emerging Companies”, as well as for and various journals, and he has been cited in court decisions and treatises.  Joe co-teaches the "Patent and Technology Licensing" course at Stanford Law School, and has previously co-taught "Patent Law & Policy" at U.C. Berkeley School of Law as an adjunct faculty member.

Joe has been named one of the “World’s Leading IP Strategists” and “World’s Leading IP & Technology Licensing Lawyers”, both by Intellectual Asset Management magazine.  He is also listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America and Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law.  Joe holds a J.D. from Stanford and a Ph.D. in engineering from Caltech, where he has served on the Boards of the Caltech Alumni Association, and the Caltech Associates.  Before becoming an attorney, he was a research engineer in the defense and energy industries.

Joseph Yang is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017
Advanced Patent Licensing 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Outline of Topics for Mock Negotiation - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Thursday, September 29, 2016
Recent Developments in IP/Tech Licensing: 2015 in Review - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Thursday, September 29, 2016
Sample License Agreement - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Thursday, September 29, 2016
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Thursday, September 29, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Monday, November 07, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint slides) - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Monday, November 07, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
IP Issues in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Avoiding Common Mistakes in Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
IP Issues in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
IP Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: Lessons and Practical Tips from the Field - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
IP Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: Lessons and Practical Tips from the Field (PowerPoint slides) - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Recent Developments in IP/Tech Licensing: 2016 in Review (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Sample License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Mock Negotiation of a Patent License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, September 30, 2016
Year in Review: A Licensing Attorney's Perspective on Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, September 30, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Friday, December 09, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists - Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists, Friday, September 30, 2016
Year in Review: A Licensing Attorney's Perspective on Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing - Year in Review: A Licensing Attorney's Perspective on Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing, Friday, September 30, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Friday, December 09, 2016
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
State of Exhaustion After Supreme Court's Impression Products v. Lexmark - What Impact on Structuring Sales and Licensing Transactions? , Monday, June 26, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Year in Review: A Licensing Attorney's Perspective on Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing - Year in Review: A Licensing Attorney's Perspective on Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing, Friday, September 30, 2016
Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists - Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists, Friday, September 30, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Friday, December 09, 2016
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
State of Exhaustion After Supreme Court's Impression Products v. Lexmark - What Impact on Structuring Sales and Licensing Transactions? - State of Exhaustion After Supreme Court's Impression Products v. Lexmark - What Impact on Structuring Sales and Licensing Transactions? , Wednesday, June 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Year in Review: A Licensing Attorney's Perspective on Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing - Year in Review: A Licensing Attorney's Perspective on Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing, Friday, September 30, 2016
Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists - Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists, Friday, September 30, 2016
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Friday, December 09, 2016
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Monday, October 03, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Tuesday, December 13, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, New York, NY
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web State of Exhaustion After Supreme Court's Impression Products v. Lexmark - What Impact on Structuring Sales and Licensing Transactions? - State of Exhaustion After Supreme Court's Impression Products v. Lexmark - What Impact on Structuring Sales and Licensing Transactions? , Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Wednesday, December 06, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, New York, NY
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018, Chicago, IL
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017 (SF), Wednesday, December 06, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, New York, NY
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018 (SF), Wednesday, December 05, 2018, San Francisco, CA
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
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