- Practice Areas: Patent Litigation & Prosecution
- Firm: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
- Web Site: www.stroock.com
Pierre R. Yanney focuses his practice on both patent litigation and prosecution. Mr. Yanney’s areas of expertise include telecommunications, electronics and semiconductor devices, and he has extensive experience in the specific areas of telephone/cellular circuits and systems, high-speed modems (ADSL, VDSL), signal processing and error correction, Internet-based applications, electronic medical devices and instruments, and circuit design.
In 2002, Mr. Yanney defended Kaz, Inc. in a patent infringement suit brought by Sharper Image, Corp., and was successful in convincing the court not to grant Sharper Image’s request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction which would have prevented Kaz from selling its electronic air purifiers.
In 2009, Mr. Yanney successfully obtained a summary judgment of noninfringement on behalf of ClicVU, which had been sued for patent infringement by Webzero in connection with a patent relating to email alias address technology.
Mr. Yanney’s clients include Schindler Elevator, Thales Aerospace, GIGABYTE Technology, Mark IV Industries, MetLife, Goodrich Corporation, Estée Lauder, Kaz, Inc., C2 Communications, University of California - San Francisco and Klausner Technologies.
Prior to completing law school, Mr. Yanney was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, specializing in circuit design for communication systems.
Mr. Yanney was named New York "Super Lawyer" in 2007, 2009 and 2010. He is fluent in Arabic and German.
Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York Intellectual Property Law Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Bar Association; National Bar Association
- Admitted to Practice
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1992; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; New York, 1994; New Jersey, 1993
J.D., with honors, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, 1993; Order of the Coif
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988; Electrical Engineering (Graduate research in Low Temperature CMOS Circuit Design and Device Physics)
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988; Electrical Engineering