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Joshua Yin

Associate, Litigation Department
Palo Alto
1117 S. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
United States

Fax: 1(650) 320-1984


Joshua Yin is an associate in the Litigation practice and is based in the firm's Palo Alto office. He focuses on patent litigation and other intellectual property disputes in federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Yin served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps as a felony-level court-martial litigator. While on active duty, he tried 16 federal court-martial trials, which involved felony fraud, drug distribution, conspiracy to steal military munitions, computer crimes, aggravated assault likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm, and serial sexual assault. Since leaving active duty, Mr. Yin's civil litigation experience has included over one hundred depositions and multiple jury trials.

Mr. Yin's undergraduate and post-graduate coursework has included programming in C, C++, Java, Python, and other languages, along with Unix, Linux, computer architecture, software design, data structures, algorithms, virtualization, quality assurance, version control, and many other aspects of software engineering. While on active duty, he developed law practice management software for tracking all aspects of court-martial litigation and automated document creation, which was later adopted by Marine Corps attorneys throughout California and Arizona.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in Criminal Law

  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in Contract Law


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., 2011

  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-author, How to Think About and Successfully Navigate Patent Eligibility After Alice, Myriad, and Mayo, IP Litigator, Dec. 17, 2019.


  • Member of the State Bar of California

  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Recent Representations

  • KlausTech LLC v. Google LLC (N.D. Cal.): Representing Google in patent litigation allegedly relating to internet advertising systems.

  • Certain Wireless Communication Devices and Related Components Thereof (ITC) and Innovation Sciences LLC v. HTC Corp. (E.D. Tex.): Represented HTC in multi-forum patent litigation relating to wireless communications and home automation technology. The case was resolved successfully shortly before trial.

  • BlackBerry Limited v. Snap Inc. (C.D. Cal.): Represented Snap in multi-patent litigation, took deposition of key foreign fact witness, and assisted in preparing summary judgment motions that invalidated four asserted patents under § 101, resulting in eventual dismissal with prejudice of remaining patents. The case is on appeal at the Federal Circuit.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property
Patent Litigation


Chinese (Mandarin)


California Bar


UCLA School of Law, J.D. 2011
University of California, San Diego, B.A. 2008

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