Stephen Yam

Yam Stephen

Stephen Yam focuses on post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), district court patent litigation, and preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical, electrical, computer, and business method arts. Stephen has worked in a variety of technologies, including smartphones, ink jet and laser printing, satellite communications, medical devices, automotive components, and information management systems. Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was a primary examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications involving photocell and image sensing technology.


Government Experience

  • Primary Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Clients

  • Canon
  • Medtronic
  • Schaeffler




  • J.D. cum laude George Mason University School of Law 2010
    • Managing & submissions editor, Federal Circuit Bar Journal
  • M.Eng. Computer Science Cornell University 2002
  • B.S. Computer Science cum laude Cornell University 2001

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office