James Yang

James Yang

James Yang is a principal at Stetina Brunda Garred and Brucker. Since 2004, he has focused his practice on developing strategic intellectual property portfolios, offensive and defensive intellectual property due diligence, licensing, domestic and foreign patent prosecution for startups and mid-sized businesses. He also publishes a patent blog for innovators and businesses in Orange County, California at OC Patent Lawyer.

Posts by James Yang

BRI and how it increases an obviousness determination

Owens Corning v. Fast Felt (Fed. Cir. 2017) illustrates an example of how the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) standard increases the chances that an obviousness argument could successfully …
By James Yang
2 months ago 1

Patent Drafting Tip: A comma affects meaning of items in list

The issue was whether the comma in the phrase ", otherwise available to the public" meant that the phrase also modifies the phrase "on sale." If the phrase ", …
By James Yang
11 months ago 4

Supreme Court holds belief of invalidity not a defense to inducement liability

In both theories of indirect patent infringement (i.e., inducement of patent infringement and contributory infringement), the patent owner must show that the defendant knew its activities …
By James Yang
3 years ago 3

Federal Circuit Limits Divided Infringement in Akamai v. Limelight

The opinion provides guidance in terms of when divided infringement actually imposes liability for patent infringement. When a mastermind offloads one or more steps of a claimed …
By James Yang
3 years ago 1

CAFC Encourages Awards of Fee Shifting in Kilopass v. Sidense

In Kilopass Tech., Inc. v. Sidense Corp. (Fed. Cir. December 26, 2013), in a 2-1 decision, the majority suggested that the fee shifting provisions of 35 U.S.C. §285 have …
By James Yang
4 years ago 0

Updating the Top Patent Blogs

As you click through to each of the blogs, you will notice the content on each of the blogs is different. Patentlyo.com appears to be statistically …
By James Yang
6 years ago 19