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.

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



Alexandra Jia |


Jack Shaw |

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.

Joseph Yang Picture CRI-1.jpg

Joseph Yang |

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