also known as James Yoon, Jim Yoon
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I have more than 18 years of experience as an intellectual property litigator and counselor. I have litigated over 100 patent cases and has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts. In addition, he has tried numerous cases at the International Trade Commission.
I have an active IP counseling practice. I have advised over 40 companies on IP issues in transactions ranging from patent licensing and asset purchase agreements to initial public offerings (IPOs) and corporate mergers and acquisitions. As part of my IP counseling practice, I am frequently involved in IP risk assessments and valuations.
I am a member of the committee that developed the original and the revised Model Patent Jury Instructions for the Northern District of California. I am a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. I also write a column on patent law and litigation for the ABTL Report of the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL).
In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, I was named a "Super Lawyer" in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation by Law & Politics magazine. In 2006, I was named one of the "Top Lawyers in the Bay Area" for Intellectual Property law by Bay Area Lawyer magazine.
Prior to joining the firm, I served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alan C. Kay in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. Before law school, I was also an electrical engineer for the General Motors Corporation, where I worked for many different operations, including the General Motors Technological Center (Warren, MI), Opel Motors (Russelsheim, Germany), Vauxhall Motors (Luton, England), and GM's Cadillac Assembly Plant (Detroit, Michigan).
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Who's Who of International Patent Lawyers||Who's Who Legal||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Bay Area Lawyer Magazine||2006|
|Top Defense Win||National Law Journal||2002|
|Lecturer in Law||Stanford Law School||2013 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Santa Clara Law School||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.||1995 - Present|
|Law Clerk||United States District Court, District of Hawaii||1994 - 1994|
|Electrical Engineer||General Motors||1985 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Asian Pacific Bar Association of Silicon Valley||Partner Committee, Scholarship Committee||2013 - Present|
|ITC Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Intel v. Broadcom (D. Del)||Trial Win. Jury Verdict of Non-Infringement|
|SanDisk v. Lexar (N.D. Cal)||Summary Judgment of Infringement|
|Jajah, Inc. v. Stanacard, LLC (N.D. Cal)||Successful Markman Hearing. Favorable settlement.|
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|Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report||On Patents||2013|
|Boston University Law Review||Expanding Patent Law's Customer Suit Exception||2013|
|ABTL Report||On Patents||2012|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers - abtl Report||On Patents||2011|
|Law360||Fictional Characters, Story Telling and Patent Trials||2009|
|Associatoin of Business Trial Lawyers - abtl Report||On Patents||2009|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers - abtl Report||On Patents||2008|
|Stanford Law School||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|GMI Engineering & Management Institute||Electrical Engineering||Other - Bachelors||1990|