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Janice Ta

Janice Ta

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Austin, TX, USA


Janice Ta is an intellectual property associate at the Austin offices of Vinson & Elkins LLP. Her practice focuses on patent and trade secret disputes concerning a wide range of technologies, including semiconductors, wireless broadband, software, and life science technologies. Janice represents clients in Federal District Court, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in arbitration. In 2010 and 2011, Janice served as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. While attending The Yale Law School, Janice was the Executive Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology and a fellow at the Yale Information Society Project. She graduated from Stanford in 2002, with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a B.A. in Art History. Prior to attending law school, Janice was a user experience designer at a social networking company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2010 (Executive Editor, Yale Journal of Law and Technology; Yale Information Society Project Fellow)
  • Stanford University, B.S., Symbolic Systems (concentration in Human-Computer Interaction) and B.A., Art History, 2002 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Other languages: Cantonese (fluent); Spanish (working knowledge)

Professional Background

  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable Timothy B. Dyk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010–2011
  • Senior Product Manager and User Experience Designer, 2003–2006

Recognition

  • V&E Pro Bono Award, 2014

Activities

  • President, Board of Directors: National Association of Law Students with Disabilities (2010–present)
  • Co-Chair: Law School Online, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Texas Regional Member: Yale Law School Association Executive Committee
  • Member: Austin IPInnofCourt; Education Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Commissioner: American Bar Association Commission on Mental & Physical Disabilities Law, 2010–2011
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