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Edward C. Yang

Edward Yang is an associate at the firm’s Seattle office and is a member of the technology transactions and data protection group. His practice includes advising clients on intellectual property-related transactions such as licensing, due diligence, transfer, acquisition, implementation, and privacy.

Additionally, Edward is a registered patent attorney and assists clients in protecting their intellectual property. He has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in various technologies including machine learning, cloud computing, autonomous vehicle systems, data center systems, and telecommunications.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Edward was an associate at an intellectual property law firm. His practice focused on patent procurement related to technologies including autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, Internet-of-Things devices, cloud computing, machine learning, and telecommunications.

During law school, Edward was licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and represented clients in the drafting and filing of a patent application and the prosecution of trademark applications. Additionally, Edward performed a freedom-to-operate analysis for a Bay-Area based biotechnology startup. He also served as Chief Articles Editor of the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology.

Before law school, Edward worked as an engineer for an industry-leading semiconductor company and assisted on the development of server/workstation chipsets, System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designs, and microserver products.

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