INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMMITTEE


The IP Committee is dedicated to providing career growth and professional development for IP attorneys. The Committee hosts several continuing legal education events during the year on current topics in IP law. The IP Committee aims to provide a platform for networking and continuing education of IP lawyers, aspiring IP lawyers, and APABA members. With the opening of the new USPTO branch office in the Silicon Valley, the IP Committee hopes to serve as a bridge for increased interaction between the USPTO and IP attorneys.

For more information on our events or to get involved with the IP Committee, please contact the IP Committee co-chairs.


Co-Chairs

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Christian Lee | clee@perkinscoie.com

Christian Lee is an associate in the patent litigation and privacy practices at Perkins Coie LLP.  His expertise includes managing discovery, motion practice, and counseling companies on privacy matters.  Christian has been a member of APABA Silicon Valley since law school, and he received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

 

Phillip Lee | plee@qualcomm.com

Phil is Patent Counsel, Sr. at Qualcomm Incorporated and leads a team of attorneys who specialize in patent portfolio management and patent analysis. He serves as a primary point of contact to provide intellectual property guidance to executive teams and interacts closely with various corporate departments to maintain alignment between IP strategy, technical roadmaps, and business goals.  Phil works closely with business units associated with technologies in the areas of wireless and connectivity, displays, and sensors.  Prior to joining Qualcomm, Phil was a patent attorney at Beyer Weaver & Thomas, LLP.  Phil received his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law and his BS from the University of Virginia.

 

Jack Shaw | shawjack@gmail.com

Jack Shaw is an associate at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.  He has litigated patent cases in district courts and before the ITC, and is registered to practice before the USPTO.  Prior to his career as an attorney, Jack was a product engineer at a large high-tech company in Mountain View.

 
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Jennifer Shih | jennifshih@gmail.com

Jennifer Shih is a Litigation Associate at Fish and Tsang LLP. Her areas of experience include complex litigation and intellectual property. As a USPTO Registered Patent Attorney, Ms. Shih is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. She represents clients in a wide array of litigation matters including patent and trademark infringement, business torts and arbitration disputes. Ms. Shih earned her Juris Doctor from UC Davis, School of Law and received her Bachelors in Molecular Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.

 

Tej Singh | tej@singh.com

Tej Singh is a patent litigation associate at Farney Daniels PC. He received his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. During law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

 
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Joseph Yang | joe@patentesque.com

Joe is a partner at PatentEsque Law Group, LLP, specializing in patent/tech transactions & JVs. Previously, he was VP/GC at Cryptography Research, Inc., and Counsel at Skadden (Palo Alto) where he led the IP strategy/transactions practice.  Joe has also been an expert witness, an arbitrator, and managed litigation & corporate IP portfolios.  Joe co-chairs the “Advanced Licensing” & “Advanced Patent Licensing” courses at PLI, teaches "Patent & Technology Licensing" at Stanford, and has taught “Patent Law & Policy” at Boalt. He is profiled in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in American Law,” and as a “World’s Leading IP Strategist” by Intellectual Asset Management magazine.  Joe has a JD from Stanford and a PhD from Caltech.


Past Events