Shong Yin


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2017
  • PhD (Electrical Engineering), University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • BS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), University of California, Berkeley, 2004


  • California, 2017
  • New York, 2018
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2018
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • California Alumni Association 
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honors Society
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society

Shong Yin


Shong is an associate in the intellectual property group at Ropes & Gray. His practice focuses primarily on patents, and encompasses trade secret and trademark matters. His experience with patent matters spans prosecution, litigation and licensing. He has prosecuted patents in patent offices around the world, in North America, South America, Europe, East Asia and Oceania. He has experience with post grant proceedings before the United States Patent Office, European Patent Office, Japanese Patent Office and Korean Patent Office.

Shong has experience with litigation proceedings before the Federal Courts, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and International Trade Commission.

He has counseled clients on licensing standards essential patents involving FRAND issues and has evaluated patent portfolios for acquisition.

His technical expertise spans a diverse array of fields including cloud based computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, clean energy, materials science, semiconductor manufacturing, circuits, logic design, embedded systems, wireless communications, and software engineering. He also has detailed experience with standards essential patents related to industry standards such as Bluetooth, ZigBee, 802.15.4, 802.11, 3G, 4G LTE, H.264/AVC, and H.265/HEVC.

He is a certified privacy professional, CIPP/US, and is knowledgeable about various privacy frameworks in the U.S.

Shong received a JD, a Ph. D in Electrical Engineering with minors in Materials Science and Chemistry, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from the University of California at Berkeley. Before attending law school, Shong conducted materials characterization at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory; conducted research on synthesis of nanoparticle based ionic materials at the National Institute of Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan; worked as a product engineer developing flash memory at Spansion, LLC (now part of Cypress Semiconductor); and developed voice recognition software from open source components at the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley.


Federal Court

  • Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v. TCL Communications Technology Holdings Ltd. (D. Del.): Representing IP Bridge in a two-patent suit involving 4G LTE wireless standards and FRAND licensing.
  • Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v. Broadcom Ltd et al. (E.D. Tex.): Represented IP Bridge in a patent infringement action involving semiconductors resulting in favorable settlement.
  • A major cloud-based services company (W.D. Wa.): Defeated motion for preliminary injunction and successfully resolved matter in a case involving cloud-based email migration.
  • Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al. v. a major Japanese consumer electronics Company (D. Del.): Obtained a favorable settlement for a major Japanese electronics manufacturer in a multi-patent infringement litigation involving various features of digital cameras related to 802.11.
  • A major American consumer electronics manufacturer (W.D. Wash.): Represented a major American consumer electronics manufacturer in a patent and FRAND rate lawsuit concerning features and functionality of computers and mobile communication devices related to 802.11 wireless technology and H.264 video coding technology.

International Trade Commission

  • In the Matter of Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (No. 337-TA-893):Represented Spansion LLC in an International Trade Commission Investigation against Macronixinvolving patents related to semiconductor memory devices.
  • Certain Wireless Devices with 3G and 4G Capabilities(No. 337-TA-868): Represented Samsung Electronics in an ITC investigation, brought by InterDigital, relating to seven patents directed to 3G and 4G standards.
  • In the Matter of Certain Gaming and Entertainment Consoles, Related Software, and Components Thereof: Represented a major American consumer electronics manufacturer in an International Trade Commission Investigation involving patents related to security protocols in wireless communications.

United States Patent Office Post Grant Proceedings

  • Represented Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 in IPRs related to semiconductor technology and subsequent appeal to the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented Samsung in multiple IPRs challenging technology related to communicating video content.
  • Represented a major U.S. media and entertainment company in multiple ex parte re-examinations and IPRs on behalf of patent owner.

Other Matters

  • Counseled energy company on patent analysis to evaluate freedom to practice in solar technology.
  • Representing a major consumer electronics company in licensing negotiations related to standards essential patents.
  • Represented a venture capital fund in patent and trade secret diligence for funding new company founders of communications technology.
  • Drafted agreements for clients relating to licensing activities.
  • Counseled semiconductor and network communications companies on trademark and trade secret issues.
  • Counseled low income entrepreneurs on formation of business entities, contractual rights under commercial leases, and drafting of contracts. 


  • Speaker, Tech Trade and China: A Progress Report Roundtable (April 10, 2019)
  • Guest Speaker, “Blockchain and the Law,” UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (January 15, 2019)
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