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Al AuYeung

Al AuYeung

Retired Shareholder


  • International Business
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property

WSG Practice Industries



Al AuYeung provides intellectual property counsel that is deeply grounded in technology industry realities. With more than a decade of experience as a software engineer and development and product manager, Al understands the need for strategies that both protect innovation and get high-quality, money-making products quickly to market.

Al works with hardware, software, Internet and e-commerce businesses from Fortune 100 multinationals to emerging companies, both domestic and overseas. Clients count on him for seasoned advice on patent prosecution as well as global innovation protection and cross-border technology transactions. In more than 25 years of legal practice, Al has counseled clients on overall IP strategy, portfolio development, freedom to operate, design around options, infringement exposure, validity of third party IP, licensing and enforcement.   

Before becoming a lawyer, Al worked in the information technology industry, where he developed and led development of software products for high-end computer systems.

Bar Admissions

  • California State Courts
  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon and Western District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


  • Stanford University, Master of Science degree, Management Science & Engineering
  • University of California, Berkeley, Master of Business Administration degree, Finance
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, JD degree
  • University of Portland, Bachelor of Science degree, Engineering Science, magna cum laude
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | International Business | Patents

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Prepared the original applications and obtained patent protection for the now ubiquitous Universal ?Serial Bus (USB) technology.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 semiconductor company on thousands of patent-related matters. The technologies include microprocessor, computer/system architecture, memory, system software, virtualization, security, streaming, encoding/decoding, encryption/decryption, local area, wide area, FOG and edge networking, Internet-of-Things, sensors, autonomous vehicles, robots, artificial intelligence, and block chain. 
  • Represented a Silicon Valley start-up on patent-related matters relating to field programmable gate arrays and hard and soft IP cores. 
  • Represented a Silicon Forest start-up on patent-related matters relating to voice-over IP telephony. 
  • Assisted a Puget Sound start-up with numerous patent-related matters involving games, streaming, multi-media and encoding/decoding technology. 


  • Schwabe Grows its Reputation as Top Law Firm with New ?Rankings from Chambers & Partners
  • State Action Needed to Boost Oregon Talent Pipeline

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