Shareholder, Seattle Office
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Al AuYeung is an Intellectual Property attorney and a senior member of the firm's Intellectual Property, Hi-Tech and Climate Change practices.
He has over two decades of experience counseling domestic and foreign hi-tech clients, and in recent years, clean tech clients on Intellectual Property (IP) and related matters, in particular concerning Patents, Global Innovation Protection Strategy, and Domestic and Cross-Border Business Transactions involving Technology. Before that, Mr. AuYeung spent over a decade in the Information Technology Industry as an engineer, development and product manager, where he developed and led development of software products for high end computer systems.
Mr. AuYeung regularly counsels clients on Intellectual Property strategy, portfolio development including prosecution and acquisition, freedom to operate, design around, infringement exposures, validity of third party IP, licensing, and enforcement.
Mr. AuYeung's hi-tech and clean tech clients include multinationals as well as emerging companies, domestic and overseas. The technologies of these companies span from microprocessor to field programmable gate arrays, hard and soft IP cores, volatile and non-volatile storage devices, platforms, networking devices of various levels, wireless and mobile networking, ciphering/deciphering, encoding/decoding, streaming, multi-media, online games, imaging, air quality, photovoltaic, and waste-to-energy.
Mr. AuYeung was an Adjunct Professor and taught Patent Law and Policy at Lewis & Clark College, Northwestern School of Law in 2001-2002, and he has been recognized by both Oregon Super Lawyers and Washington Super Lawyers, which are annual listings of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Representative Recently Published Patent Applications
• 2010-0324973 Dynamic Webpage Generation Including Request-Time Auctioned Web Content
• 2011-0041115 Non-invasive Leakage Power Device Characterization of Integrated Circuit Using Device Grouping and Compressive Sensing
• 2011-0055781 Non-invasive Timing Characterization of Integrated Circuit Using Sensitizable Signal Paths and Sparse Equations
• 2011-0071954 Package System & Method Including Usage of Historical Analytic Data
Representative Recently Issued Patents
• USP 7,610,440 Content Addressable Memory with Automated Learning
• USP 7,765,460 Out-of-Band Change Detection
• USP 7,792,793 Data Export/Import from Multiple Data Source
• USP 7,870,017 Method and Apparatus for Position Bidding
• USP 7,894,457 Optical networking Module Including Protocol Processing and Unified Software Control
Representative Recent Licensing/Enforcement
• USP 7,165,228, 7,013,432, 7,013,431, 7,539,947, and 7,313,765, Cell Based End User Interface, on behalf of patent owner
• USP 7,693,956, 7,716,303, and 7,730,160 Accessing Deep Web Information … , on behalf of patent owner
• USP 6,904,359 et al "Vehicle Monitoring and Alert," opposing patent owner
Professional & Community Activities
Mr. AuYeung is a member of the California, Oregon and Washington Bar Associations. He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Oregon Patent Law Association, Washington State Patent Lawyers Association, and National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Mr. AuYeung is accredited to represent Veterans before the Veteran Administration, and he offers his service to Veterans on a pro-bono basis.
Admitted to Practice
• United States Patent and Trademark Office and Canadian Intellectual Property Office
• California, Oregon and Washington State Courts
• United States District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California
• United States District Court, District of Oregon and Western District of Washington
• United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Santa Clara University School of Law, Juris Doctor degree
University of California, Berkeley, Master of Business Administration degree
Stanford University, Master of Science degree, School of Engineering
University of Portland, Bachelor of Science degree, School of Engineering