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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.

Joseph Yang is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment 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
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
Patent and Technology Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018
What’s New in the World of Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing, and Implications for Established & Emerging Industries - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018
Issue Spotting & Live Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advanced Patent Licensing 2017
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Mock Negotiation of a Patent License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Sample License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - 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
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances: How to Handle the IP Ownership Debate (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Advanced Topics in Technology and Patent Transactions (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
Advanced Topics in Technology and Patent Transactions - 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 (PowerPoint Slides) - 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 - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
What’s New in the World of Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing, and Implications for Established & Emerging Industries - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Japan Patent Office, Guide to Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents (June 5, 2018) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
What’s New in the World of Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing, and Implications for Established & Emerging Industries (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Mock Negotiation of a Patent License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Recent Developments in IP/Tech Law: 2017 in Review (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Sample Patent License and Assignment Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 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
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
What’s New in the World of Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing, and Implications for Established & Emerging Industries - What’s New in the World of Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing, and Implications for Established & Emerging Industries, Monday, September 17, 2018
Issue Spotting & Live Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists - Issue Spotting & Live Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists, Monday, September 17, 2018
What’s Changed Since Last Year?: New Court Decisions Affecting Patent Licensing, Monday, September 17, 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
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
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
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
What’s Changed Since Last Year?: New Court Decisions Affecting Patent Licensing, Monday, September 17, 2018
Issue Spotting & Live Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists - Issue Spotting & Live Mock Deal Negotiation of a Patent License: A Panel of Patent Licensing Specialists, Monday, September 17, 2018
What’s New in the World of Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing, and Implications for Established & Emerging Industries - What’s New in the World of Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing, and Implications for Established & Emerging Industries, Monday, September 17, 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
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 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 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
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Atlanta, GA
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