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Joseph A. YannyMember

Joseph A. Yanny was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and attended college and law school at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Yanny obtained a B.E. in Engineering in 1975 and his J.D. in 1978. Mr. Yanny began practicing as a patent attorney in Chicago, Illinois where he obtained his first million dollar judgment before moving to California in 1980. Prior to founding his own law firm in 1983, Mr. Yanny worked in the aerospace industry in California.

Mr. Yanny is a member of the Chicago, Beverly Hills, South Bay, Los Angeles County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; the State Bar of California; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; The American Intellectual Property Law Association; The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago; and The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association.

Reported Cases:

Oatey Co. v. IPS Corp., 665 F. Supp. 2d 830 (N.D. Ohio 2009); Oatey Co. v. IPS Corp., 514 F.3d 1271 (Fed. Cir. 2008); Cerveceria Modelo S.A. de C.V. v. R.B. Marco & Sons Inc. (TTAB) 55 USPQ2d 1298, June 13, 2000; DiNardo v. Romeo, 9th Circuit, 1996 U.S. App Lexis 19911, July 29, 1996; Grateful Dead Productions v. Auditory Odyssey; U.S. App Lexis 1626 December 15, 1995; Marine v. Virgin Records, 9th Circuit, 1995 U.S. App Lexis 8628, March 6, 1995; Celotex Corp. v. United States Gypsum Co., 204 USPQ 745 (1980); Orange Micro, Inc. v. Pacific Blue Micro Central District California, 1983 U.S. District Lexis 10744, December 15, 1983; De Guere v. Universal City Studios Inc., 56 Cal App 4th 482; Cal App. 2District, July 15, 1997; Kamar Intern v. Russ Berrie & Co., Inc. 829 F.2d 783 (9th Cir. 1987); Religious Technology Center v. Wollersheim, 796 F.2d 1076 (9th Cir. 1986); Kamar Intern Inc. v. Russ Berrie and Co., Inc., 752 F2d 1326 (9th Cir. 1984); Kamar Intern, Inc. v. Russ Berrie & Co., Inc., 224 USPQ 674 (1985), 1986 WL 15511 C.D. Cal, July 8, 1986; Religious Technology Center v. Scott, 660 F. Supp 515 C.D. Cal., March 9, 1987; Winner Intern. Royalty Corp. v. Wang, 202 F. 3d 1340, Fed. Cir Dist. Col., January 27, 2000; Ahn v. Midway Mfg. Co., 965 F. Supp 1134 N.D. Ill., May 28, 1997; Pesina v. Midway Mfg. Co., 948 F. Supp. 40 (N.D. Ill. 1996); Grateful Dead Productions v. Come 'N' Get It, 1993 WL 512829; Kamar Int'l, Inc. v. Esterow, 1985 WL 2750 (S.D.N.Y., September 24, 1985); Kamar Intern., Inc. v. Esterow, 1985 WL 1915 (S.D.N.Y., July 1, 1985); Eagle Comptronics, Inc. v. Tanner Electronic Systems Technology, Inc, 222 USPQ 170 (1984), 1984 WL 743 (N.D.N.Y. January 17, 1984).

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