Alex S. Yap

Alex Yap is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property and general litigation matters. Mr. Yap has appeared on behalf of clients in both federal courts and the ITC. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of litigation, from pre-filing investigation through trial and appeal. Mr. Yap has also been involved in more than 20 PTO reexamination/review proceedings, and has obtained cancellations of the asserted claims in numerous cases.

Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Yap spent more than four years as a circuit design engineer for Motorola Inc. and Analog Devices Inc., designing embedded non-volatile (flash) memories and asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) chipsets. During that time, he developed extensive expertise in computer hardware and software architecture, communication systems, digital and analog circuit design, and digital signal processing. He has published numerous technical articles in trade journals and is an inventor on multiple U.S. patents.

Mr. Yap is an active member of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, serving on multiple committees. Mr. Yap has also been a member of the Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court since 2013.

Mr. Yap received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1998 and 1993 respectively, and his J.D. degree magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota School of Law in 2005. He was an editor of The Minnesota Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Yap is a member of the California State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Patent Litigation, 2) Patent Reexaminations and 3) Intellectual Property Litigation
Law School University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2005
Admitted Year 2006
Education University of Wisconsin, M.S., 1998
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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