versatile, resourceful IP attorney with an engineering mind
When companies and inventors need dependable
IP counsel in a pinch, they turn to Charles Yeh.
He’s assisted clients with a wide range of
complex patent projects for more than a decade, from medical devices and car
manufacturing, to banking and software applications.
Charles has a reputation as a quick study: He
can get “up to speed” swiftly and understand technologies as well as his
clients do, allowing him to hit the ground running on any matter. He has
represented clients at the United States Patent & Trademark Office, before
the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in Federal District Court, and in technology
transactions and licensing.
Prior to joining Patterson + Sheridan, Charles
prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications at a major
multinational law firm in Texas. He also defended several companies in patent
infringement lawsuits related to mobile device software and semiconductor
technologies. Before practicing law, Charles was a software engineer at
MicroStrategy, where he oversaw the company’s central server technology. He was
one of the fastest and youngest to ever be promoted to the company’s Senior
doesn’t claim to have all the answers — but he knows where to find them.
Client service comes first for Charles, not
ego. He doesn’t set out to prove that he’s the smartest person in the room, but
clients do count on him to be the most resourceful. His goal is to deliver
results that best serve his clients’ interests, while prioritizing their
experience and satisfaction. He is also a Certified Information Privacy
Professional and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Charles actively gives back to his community
and local government, as well. For ten years, he led the attorney volunteer
efforts at the Dallas Housing Crisis Center, where he personally helped more
than 100 families avoid homelessness. He continues dedicating pro bono legal
services to help low-income tenants in landlord disputes. Charles also serves
on the Murphy Board of Adjustment, a committee appointed by the City Council of