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Joseph Yang

Joseph Yang

PatentEsque Law Group, LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA


Joe Yang is a partner at PatentEsque Law Group, LLP, specializing in complex IP transactions & IP monetization.  He co-chairs PLI’s “Advanced Licensing” and “Advanced Patent Licensing” programs, teaches “Patent and Technology Licensing” at Stanford Law School, and has taught “Patent Law” at UC Berkeley School of Law.  Joe also serves as an expert witness in IP & licensing matters. 

Previously, Joe was VP & GC at Cryptography Research, Inc. where he wrote, licensed, enforced & defended the company’s patent portfolios, and negotiated complex technology licenses, with customers who now make over 9 billion chips/year under license.  Before that, Joe co-founded and later led the IP Strategy & Transactions group at Skadden, Arps (Palo Alto).   

Joe has represented leading companies in a wide range of industries, and as the world converges, he frequently works on deals (such as JVs, IoT, SaaS & “big data”) for the deployment of software & wireless technologies, and the monetization of IP, in the entertainment, health/fitness, energy, transportation and manufacturing fields.   

Joe’s professional recognitions include being:

  • Named one of the “World’s Leading IP Strategists” and “World’s Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Practitioners” (Intellectual Asset Management publications)
  • Profiled in “Who’s Who in American Law” and “Who’s Who in America” (Marquis Who’s Who publications)
  • Cited by courts and treatises on patent and licensing law. 

Joe received his J.D. from Stanford, and a Ph.D. (engineering) from the California Institute of Technology.

Joseph Yang is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 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
Mock Negotiation of a Patent License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Sample License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Recent Developments in IP/Tech Licensing: 2016 in Review (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Friday, December 08, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint slides) - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Friday, December 08, 2017
Advanced Topics in Technology and Patent Transactions (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Advanced Topics in Technology and Patent Transactions - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances: How to Handle the IP Ownership Debate (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances: How to Handle the IP Ownership Debate - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
When to Call In (And How to Work With) the IP Expert: Effective & Efficient IP Lawyering for Tech/IP-Driven M&A Deals - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
When to Call In (And How to Work With) the IP Expert: Effective & Efficient IP Lawyering for Tech/IP-Driven M&A Deals (PowerPoint Slides) - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Year in Review: Summary of Recent Case Law Affecting Patent Licensing - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Friday, December 08, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Friday, December 08, 2017
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Patent and Technology Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advanced Patent Licensing 2017
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018
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, Thursday, September 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
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Friday, December 08, 2017
Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement - Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement, Friday, December 08, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, Thursday, March 08, 2018
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, Thursday, September 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
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Thursday, March 08, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg 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
Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement - Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement, Friday, December 08, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Friday, December 08, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, Thursday, March 08, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, October 05, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, January 28, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, New York, NY
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Thursday, May 09, 2019, Chicago, IL
Advanced Patent Licensing 2019, Friday, September 13, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2019, Wednesday, December 04, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 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
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, New York, NY
Advanced Patent Licensing 2019, Friday, September 13, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2019, Wednesday, December 04, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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