James Y. Pak focuses his practice on litigating intellectual property matters, including patent infringement, copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation.


In addition to litigation, his practice also involves counseling companies on acquiring, evaluating, licensing and protecting intellectual property assets. He has assisted companies in transactions including corporate mergers and acquisitions and patent portfolio acquisitions.

Mr. Pak’s computer science background and experience in the software industry provides him with a detailed understanding of computer-related technology. Mr. Pak’s technical interests include operating systems security. He has written software in a number of languages including C, C++, Java and assembly. He has significant experience representing companies on matters involving complex technologies, including computer source code, wireless communications, data messaging, storage systems, databases, digital imaging, computer graphics, encryption and virtual reality.

Recently, Mr. Pak was a key member of the trial team that achieved a $500 million jury verdict on behalf of ZeniMax Media Inc. and its subsidiary id Software, LLC in a federal lawsuit against Oculus VR, LLC and Facebook, Inc. alleging intellectual property violations.

Mr. Pak has represented, among others, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Virgin Mobile USA, LLC; Research In Motion Limited; Comerica Inc.; Credit Acceptance Corp., Rocket Software, Inc.; Viewpointe Archive Services L.L.C.; Aspen Technology, Inc.; Xiaomi, Inc.; ZeniMax Media Inc.; and id Software LLC. He has successfully represented clients in jury trials in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, as well as trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Pak is a member of the Skadden group recognized by Law360 among its 2015 Technology Practice Groups of the Year for successes on behalf of clients in the technology sector.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2007
  • B.S., Columbia University, 2003


  • California
  • New York
  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of California

James Y. Pak

Counsel, Intellectual Property Litigation