Stephen M. Yu

Stephen Yu is a Partner with the Firm, focusing on patent litigation, clearance and freedom to operate studies, and IP licensing.


Practice Summary

Stephen has litigated high-profile, patent litigation cases in numerous district courts in California, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Texas, as well as before the International Trade Commission. Stephen has extensive legal knowledge in a wide range of technical fields including automotive, manufacturing, high-tech electronics, computer hardware and software, smartphones, internet and network devices, fiber optics, medical devices, and in telecom involving various standards setting organizations such as the IEEE 802.11 (WiFi), IEEE 802.15 (Bluetooth), and IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX).


Professional Experience

Prior to joining the Firm, Stephen practiced out of the Washington D.C. office of Paul Hastings as a senior litigation associate.  Earlier in his career, Stephen was a patent litigation associate in the New York and Washington D.C. offices of McDermott Will & Emery.  Stephen has represented some of the world’s leading innovation companies in intellectual property disputes including patent litigation, licensing, settlement negotiations, and infringement opinions.  Stephen has extensive trial team experience in all phases of litigation including fact and expert discovery, patent validity/invalidity contentions, infringement/non-infringement claim charts, Markman hearings, claim construction briefs, motion practice, discovery requests and responses (Interrogatories, RFPs, RFAs), expert reports and technical witnesses, and depositions (fact, expert, and third-party).

Prior to Law School, Stephen worked as an engineer for over a decade in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries.



  • Juris Doctorate, 2009, Fordham University School of Law

  • B.S., Industrial & Operations Engineering, 1997, University of Michigan

  • M.S., 2001, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


AREAS OF Practice

  • Patent Litigation

  • Patentability

  • Patent Clearance/Freedom-to-Operate

  • Transactions and Licensing


Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of New York

  • State Bar of New Jersey

  • District of Columbia


Stephen M. Yu