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Joseph Yang

Joseph Yang

PatentEsque Law Group, LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA


Joseph Yang is an IP transactions partner at PatentEsque Law Group, LLP.

Joe specializes in structuring & negotiating tech/IP-centric deals (technology transactions, JVs, patent licensing/sales, standards body issues, IP aspects of M&A) and in the use of IP as strategic business assets. He has led hundreds of deals involving billions of dollars in the computer, electronics, entertainment, consumer goods, healthcare, energy & manufacturing industries. Reflecting these diverse experiences, Joe often helps clients in cross-industry deals (e.g., IoT, SaaS & “big data” deals) with companies outside their own industry.

Joe also serves as an expert witness for high stakes patent & tech licensing disputes.

Joe teaches the "Patent and Technology Licensing" course at Stanford Law School, and has taught the “Patent Law and Policy” course at U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Joe is a long-time chair of the “Advanced Licensing,” “Advanced Patent Licensing” and “Understanding the IP License” courses at the Practising Law Institute in NYC, SF and Chicago. He has written for journals & books, and been cited by courts & treatises, on patent & licensing law.

Joe previously served as VP & General Counsel of Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), negotiating deals under which 10+ billion devices/year are made by its licensees in the smart card/phone, semiconductor, pay TV, printer & other fields. He also developed, enforced & defended CRI’s patent portfolio, and played a key role in CRI’s successful sale in a series of M&A deals (with Macrovision & Rambus) valued at $400+ million.

Before that, Joe co-founded and later led the “IP Strategy & Transactions” practice based in the Silicon Valley office of the world’s largest law firm (Skadden, Arps). He has also practiced at other large multinational law firms, and served as an arbitrator.

Joe is recognized as one of the “World’s Leading IP Strategists,” “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” and “World’s Leading IP & Technology Licensing Lawyers” by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) publications. IAM named Joe as 1 of only 10 "highly recommended" IP transactional attorneys in all of California -- and the only one from a boutique (non-AmLaw 100) law firm. IAM states: “Joseph Yang is a major-league deal maker and licensing authority” as well as “a transactional mastermind with arbitration and litigation skills that make him a formidable negotiator.” “He … is a creative problem solver who can clearly articulate legal risks and provide effective advice to guide business decision making.” Joe was also profiled in “Marquis Who’s Who in American Law”, “Marquis Who’s Who in America” and “Marquis Who’s Who in the World”.

Joe was originally a research engineer in the aerospace & energy fields. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Ph.D. (engineering) from the California Institute of Technology, where he has been a board member of the Caltech Associates & Caltech Alumni Association.

Contact Information: Joseph Yang, PatentEsque Law Group, LLP, 2440 Sand Hill Road, Suite 400, Menlo Park, CA 94025, joe@patentesque.com, 650-233-0822
 
Joseph Yang is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 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, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, Thursday, March 08, 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
What’s Changed Since Last Year?: New Court Decisions Affecting Patent Licensing, Monday, September 17, 2018
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Friday, December 07, 2018
Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement - Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement , Friday, December 07, 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, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements - Strategic Alliances and Other Joint Development Agreements, Thursday, March 08, 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
What’s Changed Since Last Year?: New Court Decisions Affecting Patent Licensing, Monday, September 17, 2018
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Friday, December 07, 2018
Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement - Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement , Friday, December 07, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint slides) - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Friday, December 08, 2017
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Friday, December 08, 2017
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
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
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 (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Mock Negotiation of a Patent License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Sample Patent License and Assignment Agreement - 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 - 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
Recent Developments in IP/Tech Law: 2017 in Review (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Recent Legal Developments Affecting Patent Licensing - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Thursday, November 01, 2018
Patent and Technology Licensing (PowerPoint slides) - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Thursday, November 01, 2018
Software License Agreement - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Thursday, November 01, 2018
Key IP Challenges in Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, January 28, 2019
Best Practices for Technology and Patent Transactions (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, January 28, 2019
Key IP Challenges in Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, January 28, 2019
Best Practices for Technology & Patent Transactions - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, January 28, 2019
Web Segment  Web Segment 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
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
Patent and Technology Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Friday, December 07, 2018
Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Friday, December 07, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts 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 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
Patent and Technology Licensing - Patent and Technology Licensing, Friday, December 07, 2018
Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement - Mock Negotiation of a License Agreement , Friday, December 07, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, New York, NY
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Thursday, December 13, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 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
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2019, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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 Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, New York, NY
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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, Atlanta, GA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
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