IRENE YANG is a partner in Sidley’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices and a member of the IP Litigation practice, focusing on patent litigation in the high tech and medical device industries. She has represented clients in patent cases involving technologies for computer networking and telecommunications, Internet software and e-commerce, video conferencing, operating systems, semiconductors, peritoneal dialysis, large volume infusion pumps, vehicle and asset tracking, biometric fingerprint sensors, needleless intravenous connectors, architectural lighting fixtures and electronic educational toys. Irene’s litigation experience also includes trademark and trade dress litigation, business torts and contractual disputes, antitrust litigation, employment discrimination litigation, veterans’ benefits claims and asylum proceedings.
Irene has significant trial and appellate experience, having examined key fact and expert witnesses at trial and argued motions in federal court such as summary judgment and claim construction. She has represented clients before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. District Courts in California, Texas, Delaware, Illinois, New York and Florida, as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Irene also counsels clients on intellectual property issues. She has been recognized as a 2019 Rising Star for intellectual property litigation by Law360 and as a Super Lawyer (2019) and a Rising Star (2016) for intellectual property litigation by Super Lawyers.
She earned a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law and a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.