Yan Perng

Yan Perng

Yan is an associate in the firm’s Business and Intellectual Property practice groups. Her primary practice includes a broad range of transactional business services to both emerging and established companies with an emphasis on the protection, enforcement, and commercialization of intellectual property. In particular, her experience covers counseling clients on patent matters for a variety of businesses, including deep-sea exploration and drone technology and product design. As part of the firm’s Media, Entertainment, and Gaming industry group, she advises clients in the competitive video game industry, known as eSports. Yan also has experience drafting agreements associated with international yacht and business sales transactions and represents Mandarin-speaking clients on a variety of different matters.


Seattle Habitat Young Professionals, Secretary, 2016-Present

Alliance of Women Achieving Knowledge and Excellence (AWAKE), Secretary, 2015-Present

Seattle IP Inn of Court, Associate Member, September 2014-2016

Snohomish County Legal Services, Paralegal Volunteer, 2011

Asia Pacific American Legal Resource Center, Legal Intern Volunteer, 2011


NLRB: Employers Cannot Ban Employees From Using Company's Email System for Union-Related Communications

Co-author, Foster Pepper News Alert, December 2014


Seattle Ordinances AFfecting Employers - Hear From the City

Co-Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, May 2017

New Year: New VREality

Speaker, Simulated Immersive eXperimental Realities (SIXR), January 2017

Bitcoin 101

Speaker, 2016 WPUDA Annual Conference, November 2016

WPUDA Finance Officers Meeting

Speaker, Washington Public Utility Districts Association, October 2016

Diversity in Gaming

Speaker, eSports Conference, September 2016

Legalization of Marijuana: Impact on the Washington Workplace

Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, June 2016

Tapping into the Full Potential of Streaming Technology

Speaker, Washington Interactive Network Power of Play Conference, May 2016

Account Takeover, Allocation of Loss and Loss Prevention Strategies

Speaker, Current Management Liability Issues of Interest to Community Bankers, April 2015

BusinessIntellectual PropertyInvestment ManagementMedia, Entertainment & GamesNonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations


Tel: 206.447.6233Fax: 206.749.2140


2014 AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition

  • Best Appellate Brief
  • Western Regional Competition Winner
  • National Competition Semifinalist

Finalist, 2012 Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp Mock Trial Competition

Best Brief & Semifinalist, 2011 Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson Appellate Advocacy Competition


J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2014

  • Moot Court Honor Board
  • VP of Professional Development, Minority Law Student Association
  • Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
  • Technology Law and Policy Clinic

B.S., Biochemical Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, 2008 

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2014

U.S. Patent Office, 2016


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Associate, 2014-Present
  • Summer Associate, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, Judicial Clerk Extern for the Hon. Chief Judge Randall Rader, 2013

University of Washington Center for Commercialization, Copyright and Trademark Legal Extern, 2012

Patterson Buchanan Fobes Leitch & Kalzer, Inc., P.S., Summer Associate, 2012

Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property, Teaching Assistant, 2012 - 2013

Office of Oregon Senator Jeffrey Merkely, Legislative Assistant Intern, 2011

Taiwan Legislature & National Chiao-Tung University, Research Assistant, 2010

Asia FM (Broadcasting Network), Radio DJ, 2008-2011

Videoland Television Network, Performing Artist, 2004-2008


Experts Share 6 Legal Considerations to Know Before Jumping into the VR/AR Industry

Road to VR, January 2017


Chinese (Mandarin), fluent

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