Mr. Sam Yip
US Patent Attorney, US Attorney-at-law, California State Ba and Certified Patent Valuation Analyst of Idea Intellectual
Sam Yip graduated from University of Toronto with Bachelor and Master of Applied Science degrees in Electrical Engineering. He achieved his Juris Doctorate degree, focusing on intellectual property law, at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Sam has more than twenty years of experience as an engineer and a patent practitioner. He worked as a Patent Agent at a San Francisco IP law firm, Fliesler Meyer LLP before moving back to Hong Kong in 2010. As an engineer, he has worked for a number of Silicon Valley companies including Hewlett-Packard, Genentech, Computer Associates, and REMEC Inc. on projects spanning across software, electronics, communications, and system control technologies.
Before joining Idea Intellectual Limited, Sam was the lead US Attorney in Ella Cheong (Hong Kong) from 2013 to 2016. Sam has worked closely with many Hong Kong research institutes, including NAMI and ASTRI, the universities, including HKUST, HKBU, CityU, and PolyU; U.S. based technology companies such as Oracle, other commercial entities and individual inventors.
His patent prosecution experience and opinion work cover a wide range of technologies including the technical fields of software, mobile computing, displays, imaging devices, telecommunications, mobile networks, printers, cameras, automobile, marine vessels, construction and mining equipment, semiconductors, microelectronic devices, fiber optic systems, and biomedical devices. He has also engaged in intellectual property strategies, patent portfolio developments, IP valuations, IP licensing, product design reviews, patent landscaping, freedom-to-operate and infringement opinions, intellectual property strategies, patent portfolio developments, product design reviews, freedom-to-operate and infringement opinions, patent invalidity challenges and enforcement cases, and IP contentious matters.