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James C. Yang

Patent application Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.9   19 reviews

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    40%
    Preparation and filing of patent applications on key technology areas

    20 years, 500 cases

  2. Trademark application
    25%

    20 years

  3. Intellectual property
    15%
    Develop patent protection strategy with client through coverage of 7 Core Concepts on intellectual property protection

  4. Patent infringement
    10%

    20 years

  5. Trademark infringement
    10%

    20 years

For a full Professional Profile and Patent Information: visit my blog at .

 

I advise clients in all areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition law.  I have written numerous patent applications in technology areas ranging from simple to complex mechanical patents and method patents.  I have advised numerous clients in cost effectively protecting their ideas. 

 

My technical education was obtained at Cal Poly Pomona and on the job at ACL Technologies, Avibank Manufacturing and United Paper Box.  I am familiar with automated machinery, printing equipment, die cutting equipment, fasteners, aerospace test equipment, engines, etc. 

 

My legal training was conducted at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  While in law school, I gained practical experience at Stetina Brunda Garred and Brucker where I am currently a partner. 

 

I have helped other inventors and businesses with their intellectual property endeavors.  Please do not hesitate to contact me such that I can learn more about your invention and determine whether I can help you with your business.

 

Thank you.

 

James Yang

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Licensed for 18 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 12/05/2022

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KLEIN, O'NEILL & SINGH, LLP
16755 Von Karman Ave
Suite 275
Irvine, CA, 92606

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by David | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great team to work with..
James and his team were excellent to work with in patenting and trademarking my products.. He has a great attention to detail, he is very good at what he does. I would highly recommend James and his team to anyone going through the patent process..
Posted by Michael | April 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Patent Attorney
So far I've had an initial consultation with James Yang, and I have to say he did an excellent job of informing me of all of the ins, outs, pitfalls, risks etc. His input on my concept was equally excellent and is genuinely appreciated. I am really looking forward to working with him :)
Posted by James | September 30, 2014
EZ Pro Texture inc. Patent Application
I recently had a large company reviewing our product for distribution. During the process their general counsel found that our patent application was being handled incorrectly and in dire need of last minute action. The corporate attorneys had the collective opinion that the patent could not be saved. Mr. James Yang was hired to facilitate the necessary actions to save our patent! I am very pleased to say that he was the right attorney for the job! Mr Yang did thorough research of our product and aided us in rewording our application. He has vast knowledge of patent law and he was clear about the potential for success while pointing out obstacles as well. In the end Mr Yang prevailed in acquiring our patent and I highly recommend he and his Firm Stetina,Brunda,Garred,and Brucker for your patent law needs!
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Posted by Kimberly | April 11, 2014
Exceeds all expectations!
We found James because we were super frustrated with our original patent attorney in Los Angeles. Let me tell you, I'm so glad we switched. James only had a few days to finalized our trademark and only a few weeks to file our final utility patent application. Patent law is not easy, but he puts it in terms that makes it easily understandable. James is truly one of the best attorneys I've worked with. He's super smart, easy to talk to, VERY responsive, fast and detailed oriented. I will not only use him again, but I will refer him to anyone looking for a great attorney!
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Posted by Erik | February 11, 2014
Difficult patent application and James was great!
Our company hired James to complete a software patent application. The subject content was difficult and I was worried that it would be hard for an attorney to properly write the patent application without direct experience in our field. James was great. We explained our product and he got it right away. The process was easy and James gave us great advise along the way. I will definitely use James again in the future.
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Posted by Andrew | August 28, 2013
Thumbs Up for Attorney James Yang
I reside on the North Eastern Coast of the United States. I was working on an invention for a period of time and had some concerns about timing issues for filing the application. Upon Googling the issue, Attorney Yang's response came up at the top of the list. I liked the way he addressed the issue, it was clear to me that he had a comfortable knowledge of the subject matter, and so I contacted him to discuss the situation further. Attorney Yang informed me that being on the East Coast was not an issue, and that he would be able to handle my application. Having now spoken to him and feeling quite confident in his abilities, I decided to go forward. We had a few in-depth discussions with respect to my invention and frankly I was amazed at how quickly (James) was able to understand this rather unusual invention. I am a mechanical engineer and this is my fifth patent application. Without question, Attorney Yang was right on top of his game. He gave me insight into his own thoughts on my application so that both content and claims would be soundly developed. I'm aware that many patents out there are of little value in that they are not well constructed, but it was clear to me that my goal of obtaining a QUALITY patent was almost a certainty because of the level of detail and the genuine concern that Attorney Yang brought to the table. Because of time constraints, Attorney Yang suggested that I file a Provisional Patent Application, not at all expensive and I found this to be good advice based on my situation. His office moved promptly and courteously and we had this in place very quickly. Over the coming weeks the Non-Provisional Patent Application was assembled along with Respective Drawings. I was soon asked to review the entire document carefully to be sure that everything properly reflected the goals of the subject invention. I spent about a full week carefully reviewing the document and then got back to Attorney Yang's office with my suggested edits. Most were accepted, some were questioned with sound reasons offered as to 'why' certain points were captured in a specific way. I yielded on some, others were discussed further, but within a couple of days our direction was locked up. Timing requirements were properly and professionally managed and I have a very high-quality application on file with the USPTO. The cost was consistent with my expectations, but the quality exceeded my expectations, and so I feel that the value was excellent.
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Posted by DarenKee | June 14, 2013
Worth it
Great choice! I found James online and compared him to at least 10 other attorneys I was researching at the time. His initial consultation did cost money which deferred me at first, but after doing my research and having free consultations with other attorneys I decided to take the risk of paying for the consultation and we scheduled to meet. The consultation was very professional and believe it or not, he actually saved me money compared to other attorneys and offers a great resume to back up what he is capable of doing - these two things were big to me. I have used him for multiple items and will go back again when needed - highly recommended. Do the research yourself and see!
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Posted by Brenda | April 7, 2013
A patent attorney that I highly recommend.
James Yang was a great choice for handling my legal matters. After speaking with four attorneys, James stood out. He is very knowledgeable, and is excellent at communicating complex legal information in a way that is clear and easy to understand. He is easy to reach on the phone and responds quickly to email for questions or concerns. He is very current, and uses the internet effectively to provide programs and tools like webinars that facilitate the exchange of information. I felt very confident and secure with his performance and will absolutely continue to work with him in the future.
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Posted by Dave | February 22, 2013
I'm glad to have found a great attorney
Seems to be one of the most knowledgeable patent attorneys I have spoken with, and I've dealt with 4 in my lifetime. I learned a handful of very important things that I think every person who is filing a patent needs to know. I am very pleased so far.
Posted by Arthur | January 22, 2013
I recommend James with no reservations.
I started working with James in 2009. He wrote a utility patent for an innovation to a consumer product. James was very diligent and professional. The patent examiner of course rejected claims as they always do. I was on the conference call when James spoke with the examiner to address the examiner's concerns. James did an excellent job of communicating our position and view of the prior art. He ultimately was able to overcome the examiners objections. I was very impressed and think it could not have gone better. Anybody who has gone through the patent process knows how much information can go behind one small sentence. James identified what to focus on and communicated it well. I should note that this particular patent at one point had three IP attorneys involved because of one of the partner's previous relationships. James was the clear winner based on skill and trust. Trust is paramount between an IP attorney and the client. Trust, in my opinion, trumps all else. I will use James and his firm for future patents and IP related advice.
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Posted by Mike | January 1, 2013
James Yang
James is very professional and he makes legalese sounds like basic English. He is helping me patent a product and he is very thorough and helpful. I trust him and I believe in his work.
Posted by Scott | December 29, 2012
Review for James C. Yang
I initially came to James because he returned my call about his services very quickly and offered an introductory meeting for a fair initial rate and we were able to discuss (at length) all the basic components of getting a patent started and the process involved. Our initial meeting was organized and put together well. James is an excellent communicator and has been prompt in responding to any of my inquiries. He did an great job initiating research and putting together a thorough application with excellent drawings and was open to all questions and suggestions I had regarding possible corrections or modifications. I have been very excited to see this process through. Working with James was an excellent decision and I would recommend him to anyone regarding his law services.
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Posted by Albert | December 14, 2012
Highly Recommend
I hired Mr. Yang to file a patent application. After several consults, he was at the top of my list. He is very professional, honest and knowledgeable. He has kept me informed and gotten the job done in a timely manner. He is also very responsive to my questions and concerns regarding the application process. I would highly recommend using James Yang if you need a Patent Attorney.
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Posted by David | October 29, 2012
Initial Patent Application Consultation
I had an initial consultation with James to review the design of my product before expending any money to file a patent application. James gave me an objective view of the protection options and various potential/ hypothetical scenarios. He made it extremely simple and easy to understand the process and the various options for filing a utility patent (provisional vs. non-provisional). James provided me with great information to complete my business plan for the product and I fully intend to use James when I proceed with the patent application filing.
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Posted by Robert | October 26, 2012
Initial introduction to Mr. James Yang
Mr. Yang appeared to be very knowledgeable in the field of my interests. He was specific and articulate and did not overwhelm me with legalese. I brought several inventions to him and he showed me which ones had merit and which ones would be fruitless to pursue. He suggested the courses I must take to obtain patents for my ideas and showed interest in guiding me along that path. I am currently 'tweeking' one of the more original ideas, and when it gets to a presentable stage, I'll feel safe taking it to Mr. Yang for further evaluation. R. Kokol
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Posted by Dianne | January 26, 2011
If I could rate him at ten stars I would!
James is incredible. I am so fortunate that he was referred to me. My experience with his professional services have been top notch. His work is outstanding and the communications between us were and still are open and productive. James is genuine. I trust his ability and know that any time I work with him he has my best interest in mind. Because of this, I would never even dream of working with any other patent attorney. I live in California and have referred him to associates in Florida. He is two thumbs up! Thank you James. You truly are the very best!
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Posted by Jay | May 20, 2010
True Proffessional
He is a true proffessional and he is very knowleadgable at what he does which puts me at ease. He is easy to talk to and easy to work with. Most important, he is very accessable and he returns phone calls. I would use him again and I will and I will definitely refer him when I get the chance!!
Posted by John | April 18, 2010
Assistance securing start-up software technology patent
My company used Jame's services to complete the process of securing a final patent for our software technology and process. James was very responsive, kept us up to date on changes and developments, and provided us with the final patent in a timely manner. James also kept the pricing of the patent filing consistent with what he had committed to up front. Jame's integrity in completing the patent and keeping the pricing consistent with what we were quoted was greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Kevin | February 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Patent consult
James was very honest and blunt with the content of our meeting. His engineering background made the topic easy to convey back and forth. His main concern was to ensure I spent my money well. He was not Just looking for a quick profit.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Klein O'Neill & Singh LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Principal
  • Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
  • 2004 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Project Manager
  • ACL Technologies
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Avibank Manufacturing
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Owner
  • United Paper Box
  • 1992 - 1997
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Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Aquifer replenishment system
  • Issued Patent
  • Hole Coring System
  • Issued Patent
  • Air Conditioning Line Flashing Panel
  • Issued Patent
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Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair of Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • 2017 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Committee Member of Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee Member for
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Orange County Patent Law Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Co-chair of IP Section
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2016 - Top 1%
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top OC Patent Attorney
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top OC Patent Attorney
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2013
  • Service and Dedication
  • IP Section of OCBA
  • 2013
  • AV Rating (Highest rating for ethics and legal ability)
  • Martindale Hubbel
  • 2013
  • High Impact Presentations
  • Dale Carnegie Training
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Achievement: Strictly Business
  • Dale Carnegie Training
  • 2011
  • Commitment and Dedication
  • California State Controller, Honorable John Chiang
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Assembly
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Senate
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Achievement: How To Sell Like A Pro
  • Dale Carnegie Training
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Service Member of the Month
  • Irvine Chamber
  • 2006
  • CALI Award for Contracts
  • Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2001
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Publications

  • CEB
  • Trade Secret Practice in California
  • 2014
  • CEB
  • Trade Secret Practice in California
  • 2013
  • CEB
  • Trade Secret Practice in California
  • 2012
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Trade Secrets Practice in California
  • 2011
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Trade Secrets Practice in California
  • 2010
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Trade Secrets Practice in California
  • 2009
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Trade Secret Practice in California
  • 2008
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Trade Secret Practice in California
  • 2007
  • OC Lawyers Magazine
  • Emerging Issues at the Interface of Non-Competition Agreements and Trade Secret Protection
  • 2007
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Trade Secret Practice in California
  • 2006
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Trade Secret Practice in California
  • 2005
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Trade Secret Practice in California
  • 2004
  • Patent
  • Bicycle Rear Suspension
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Universal Gas Valve Key
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Pool Skimmer
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Springless Valve for Internal Combustion Engine
  • N/A
  • Irvine Chamber of Commerce
  • “Basics of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets,”
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Aquifer replenishment system
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Hole Coring System
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Air Conditioning Line Flashing Panel
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Method of Measuring Bleeding Volume
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Automated drill bit re-sharpening and verification system
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Event Monitoring Bracelet
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Serial Data Preservation Method
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Tire Carrier Apparatus
  • N/A
  • Patent
  • Line Boring Machine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Intellectual Property Seminar
  • Trade Secret Practice, Balancing the goals of inventors, investors and employees
  • 2011
  • UCI Career Services
  • Small Firm Panel Discussion
  • 2011
  • Legal Careers Panel
  • Careers in Law
  • 2011
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Law Firms
  • How to make partnership at your law firm
  • 2010
  • Web Marketing Clinic
  • How to Reclaim your domain name and file trademark applications
  • 2008
  • Seminar
  • Patent Basics
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Patent application Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known James for many years and he is a well respected patent attorney in the legal community. I highly endorse James."
Patent application Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Yang is a wonderful person and great attorney. He is professional and very helpful. I would recommend James to anyone looking for a patent attorney."
Intellectual property

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Irvine Patent application Lawyer James C. Yang
James C. Yang
Patent application Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 18 years