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  • J.D., Boston University, 2008; Staff, American Journal of Law and Medicine
  • University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Visiting Student, 2007
  • B.A., Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2000, Dean's List
  • Interned for the Honorable Daniel Chun of the Kings County Supreme Court, New York, NY, 2006
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
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Ms. Yip is an associate in the Intellectual Property and Business Trial Practice Groups in the firm's Palo Alto and San Francisco offices.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Yip focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation, with experience in various types of complex litigation, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement disputes and false advertising and unfair competition class action litigation. Ms. Yip’s experience covers all major aspects of litigation, including summary judgment and other dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, trial preparation, trial, post-trial proceedings, appeals, and enforcement of judgments. She has represented leading global businesses in the technology, automotive, finance, and retail industries.

Ms. Yip has a computer science background. After graduating with a degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley, she joined George Lucas’ special effects company Industrial Light + Magic, where she helped create the digital images in the Star Wars prequels, the Harry Potter series, and a number of other movies.  There, she also worked on the development of camera layout tools. Her name appears in the movie credits of Ang Lee’s The Hulk and Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men in Black II. In addition to her technical background, she has experience in investigative reporting, delivering stories on-air for NPR affiliate KQED Public Radio on the news magazine Pacific Time.

Ms. Yip provides various pro bono legal services, ranging from matters involving prisoner civil rights with the Federal Pro Bono Project, to disabled veteran benefits with Swords to Plowshares, to child adoption with Public Counsel. She is an active leader in women attorneys’ issues, co-chairing the firm’s San Francisco office Women Lawyers Group, and organizing the first ever retreat for the firm’s almost 200 women attorneys practicing on the West Coast.  She is a former member of the Leadership Development Committee of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Before practicing law, Ms. Yip volunteered at Foundation for Human Rights Initiative in Kampala, Uganda, where she edited the book Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty in Uganda and advocated for death penalty reform.


Class Action Defense Strategy Law Blog Posts

Intellectual Property Law Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

  • "Obtaining Electronic Data," National Business Institute Seminar, August 24, 2012