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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


Languages spoken: Korean

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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 40%
    13 years, 500 cases
  2. Trademark Application: 25%
    13 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 15%
  4. Trademark: 10%
    13 years
  5. Patent Infringement: 10%
    13 years


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    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.


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Contact info

OC Patent Lawyer

2372 Morse Avenue, Suite 134
Irvine, CA, 92614


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top OC Patent AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2014
AV Rating (Highest rating for ethics and legal ability)Martindale Hubbel2013
Service and DedicationIP Section of OCBA2013
Top OC Patent AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2013
High Impact PresentationsDale Carnegie Training2012
Certificate of AppreciationOrange County Bar Association2011
Certificate of Achievement: Strictly BusinessDale Carnegie Training2011
Certificate of Achievement: How To Sell Like A ProDale Carnegie Training2010
Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia State Senate2010
Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia State Assembly2010
Commitment and DedicationCalifornia State Controller, Honorable John Chiang2010
Outstanding Service Member of the MonthIrvine Chamber2006
CALI Award for ContractsComputer Assisted Legal Instruction2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalStetina Brunda Garred & Brucker2004 - Present
Law ClerkStetina Brunda Garred & Brucker2001 - 2004
Project ManagerACL Technologies1999 - 2000
Mechanical EngineerAvibank Manufacturing1997 - 1998
OwnerUnited Paper Box1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationCommittee Member of Lawyer Referral & Information Service2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationLawyer Referral and Information Service Committee Member for2011 - Present
Orange County Asian American Bar AssociationDirector2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present
Orange County Patent Law AssociationMember2004 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationCo-chair of IP Section2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aquifer replenishment systemIssued Patent
Hole Coring SystemIssued Patent
Air Conditioning Line Flashing PanelIssued Patent
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Publication nameTitleDate
IP Watch DogFederal Circuit Limits Divided Infringement in Akamai v. Limelight2015
CEBTrade Secret Practice in California2014
CEBTrade Secret Practice in California2013
CEBTrade Secret Practice in California2012
Featured in OC Register and published on OC Patent Lawyer blogIrvine patent hub of OC2011
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Trade Secrets Practice in California2011
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Trade Secrets Practice in California2010
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Trade Secrets Practice in California2009
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Trade Secret Practice in California2008
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Trade Secret Practice in California2007
OC Lawyers MagazineEmerging Issues at the Interface of Non-Competition Agreements and Trade Secret Protection2007
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Trade Secret Practice in California2006
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Trade Secret Practice in California2005
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Trade Secret Practice in California2004
PatentBicycle Rear SuspensionN/A
PatentUniversal Gas Valve KeyN/A
PatentPool SkimmerN/A
PatentSpringless Valve for Internal Combustion EngineN/A
Irvine Chamber of Commerce“Basics of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets,”N/A
PatentAquifer replenishment systemN/A
PatentHole Coring SystemN/A
PatentAir Conditioning Line Flashing PanelN/A
PatentMethod of Measuring Bleeding VolumeN/A
PatentAutomated drill bit re-sharpening and verification systemN/A
PatentEvent Monitoring BraceletN/A
PatentSerial Data Preservation MethodN/A
PatentTire Carrier ApparatusN/A
PatentLine Boring MachineN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCI Career ServicesSmall Firm Panel Discussion2011
Legal Careers PanelCareers in Law2011
Intellectual Property SeminarTrade Secret Practice, Balancing the goals of inventors, investors and employees2011
Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Law FirmsHow to make partnership at your law firm2010
Web Marketing ClinicHow to Reclaim your domain name and file trademark applications2008
SeminarPatent Basics2007