Joe Yang, a partner at the law firm PatentEsque Law Group, LLP, serves as lead external counsel to Cryptography Research, Inc. Joe has represented Cryptography Research since 1996, including serving as its VP & General Counsel from 2005 until its acquisition by Rambus Inc. in 2011. Before Cryptography Research, Joe co-founded and subsequently led the IP transactions practice at the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Joe is a recognized authority on IP law. He has written for journals and books, and been cited by U.S. federal courts and treatises, on patent and licensing law. Joe co-chairs the “Advanced Licensing” and “Advanced Patent Licensing” courses at the Practising Law Institute, and has also co-taught the “Patent Law and Policy” course at U.C. Berkeley School of Law. He is recognized as one of the “World’s Leading IP Strategists” and “World’s Leading IP & Technology Licensing Lawyers” by Intellectual Asset Management magazine, and is profiled in “Marquis Who’s Who in American Law.”
Joe received his J.D. from Stanford and his Ph.D. (in engineering) from the California Institute of Technology, where he has served on the boards of the Caltech Alumni Association, and the Caltech Associates.