Vincent Ying focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, with a concentration on the needs of technology companies. Mr. Ying draws on his technical training and experience in electrical engineering and computer science to work with companies on a range of patent, trade secret, copyright, and other intellectual property and technology litigation issues. His technical background includes designing and implementing computer software and hardware using tools such as FPGAs and wireless technologies. His coding experience includes programming in various types of languages including functional, procedural, object-oriented, assembly and hardware description languages, such as C, C++, Java, MIPS and Verilog. He also regularly assists companies in M&A and other corporate transactions that involve the acquisition, evaluation, licensing and protection of intellectual property assets.

Mr. Ying frequently assists with matters that involve complex technologies, including digital and analog circuit design, computer memory, wireless protocols, computer networking, medical devices, source code, virtual reality, computer graphics, semiconductors and computer architecture. Such matters include:

  • ZeniMax Media and id Software in a successful enforcement of intellectual property rights in a three-week trial, resulting in a $500 million jury verdict for the client;
  • SanDisk in obtaining a summary judgment victory against class action antitrust claims involving patent licensing agreements;
  • Endurance Specialty Holdings in invalidating asserted patents in a motion to dismiss;
  • Google in a patent infringement suit and inter partes review proceedings;
  • FedEx in connection with a federal criminal indictment related to prescription pharmaceuticals;
  • Intel in its $4.2 billion spin-off and joint venture with TPG Capital to form the independent cybersecurity company McAfee;
  • Tessera Technologies in its $850 million acquisition of DTS; and
  • Cavium in its $6 billion acquisition by Marvell Technology Group.

While at the University of Chicago Law School, Mr. Ying helped to found the Law and Technology Society and served as president of the Intellectual Property Law Society.



  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 2014
  • M.S., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 2007
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2004


  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California

Vincent J. Ying

Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation