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 life sciences industries. She has represented clients in patent cases involving technologies for computer networking, telecommunications, Internet software and e-commerce, video conferencing, cloud services, operating systems, semiconductors, peritoneal dialysis, large volume infusion pumps, vehicle and asset tracking, biometric fingerprint sensors, needleless intravenous connectors, architectural lighting fixtures, and consumer devices, as well as cases involving FRAND obligations for standard-essential patents. Irene’s litigation experience also includes trademark and trade dress, business torts, antitrust, employment discrimination, veterans’ benefits, and asylum proceedings.
Irene has examined key fact and expert witnesses before juries and second chaired trials. She has represented clients before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Courts in California, Texas, Delaware, Illinois, New York, and Florida, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). 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 (2019-2020) 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.