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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

Joe specializes in structuring and negotiating patent/tech- centric deals (especially licensing and joint ventures), and in the use of IP as strategic business assets.  He has been lead counsel on hundreds of deals involving tens of billions of dollars in value – across the computer/software/electronics, semiconductor, entertainment, consumer goods, manufacturing and healthcare industries.  Joe has also been an arbitrator, overseen patent litigation, led development of corporate patent portfolios, and served as an expert witness in the area of patent licensing. 

Joe is also currently a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, where he co-teaches the "Patent and Technology Licensing" course.  He previously co-taught the “Patent Law and Policy” course as an adjunct faculty member at U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

Joe previously served as VP & General Counsel of Cryptography Research, Inc. (now part of Rambus Inc.), playing a key role in developing and implementing a patent licensing program under which more than 8 billion devices a year are currently being made by the company’s licensees worldwide in the smartcard, semiconductor, pay TV, printer and other industries, as well as developing and managing the company's patent portfolio.

Joe is a recognized authority on IP law.  He has been named one of the “World’s Leading IP Strategists” and “World’s Leading IP & Technology Licensing Lawyers” by Intellectual Asset Management magazine, and is profiled in “Marquis Who’s Who in American Law”, “Marquis Who’s Who in America”, and “Marquis Who’s Who in the World”.  Joe co-chairs the “Advanced Patent Licensing,” “Advanced Licensing” and “Understanding the IP License” courses at the Practising Law Institute in NYC, SF and Chicago.  He has written for journals and books, and been cited by U.S. federal courts and treatises, on patent and licensing law. 

Before PatentEsque Law Group, Joe co-founded and later led the IP Strategy & Transactions practice based in the Silicon Valley office of the multinational law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.  Before that, he was at other New York- and California-based law firms.  In his early career, Joe was a research engineer in the aerospace and energy industries.  He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Ph.D. (engineering) from the California Institute of Technology, where he is a board member of the Caltech Associates, and previously served on the board of the Caltech Alumni Association.

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
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Recent Developments in IP/Tech Licensing: 2015 in Review - 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
Sample License Agreement - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Thursday, September 29, 2016
Outline of Topics for Mock Negotiation - 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, January 24, 2017
IP Issues in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Avoiding Common Mistakes in Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, January 24, 2017
IP Issues in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, January 24, 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
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
Web Segment  Web Segment 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
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
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Friday, December 09, 2016
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 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
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, 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 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
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, 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 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
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, 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
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
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