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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 8 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, led the development of worldwide corporate patent portfolios, and served as an expert witness for licensing matters.

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 "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 or 650-233-0822(O).

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
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Outline of Topics for Mock Negotiation - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, September 30, 2016
Sample License Agreement - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, September 30, 2016
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, September 30, 2016
Recent Developments in IP/Tech Licensing: 2015 in Review - Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, September 30, 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
IP Issues in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances - 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
Patent and Technology Licensing - 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 Mergers and Acquisitions: Lessons and Practical Tips from the Field - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017
IP Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: Lessons and Practical Tips from the Field (PowerPoint slides) - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Monday, June 26, 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
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Mock Negotiation of a Patent License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint slides) - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Thursday, November 02, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Thursday, November 02, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment 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
Year in Review: Summary of Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 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
Year in Review: Summary of Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing - Year in Review: Summary of Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing, Thursday, September 28, 2017
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, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts 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
Year in Review: Summary of Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing - Year in Review: Summary of Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing, Thursday, September 28, 2017
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, Thursday, September 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg 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
Year in Review: Summary of Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing - Year in Review: Summary of Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing, Thursday, September 28, 2017
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, Thursday, September 28, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2016, Tuesday, December 13, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, New York, NY
Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, October 05, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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 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 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, Pittsburgh, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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