Schein & Cai LLP is a focused business and intellectual property law firm located in San Jose. We practice corporate law, intellectual property law (patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, intellectual property licensing), civil litigation, real estate law, and employment law. Its attorneys are licensed to practice law in California and in front of the USPTO. The firm was named as Best of San Jose local business and one of the Top Trademark Firms by Intellectual Property Today.
James Cai founded Schein & Cai LLP in 2003 after serving as in-house legal counsel for Yahoo! Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, and employment law. Mr. Cai believes in relationship lawyering and has a client-driven practice. He practices law the old fashioned way – giving each client this full attention with prompt responses, thorough research and analysis, aggressive representation and careful attention to details, in both transactional and litigation matters. As a result, most of his clients are repeat and long term clients, including individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and public companies.
Mr. Cai has served as outside general counsels for many Silicon Valley high tech start-up companies in the areas of wireless telecommunication, software, web 2.0, and semiconductor, as well as traditional businesses. Before founding Schein & Cai LLP, Mr. Cai served as in-house counsel for Yahoo! Inc. He also practiced law with Morrison & Foerster LLP and Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP (now known as DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary), two of the largest law firms in California. Mr. Cai holds a Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, graduating in the top 5% of his class. Mr. Cai is admitted to practice in California, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also holds a real estate sales license from California Department of Real Estate. Mr. Cai is committed to community services and is frequently invited as a guest speaker and commentator on current legal issues by local news media, non-profit organizations and chambers of commerce.
Before changing his career, Mr. Cai worked as a mechanical engineer and project manager in Northeast Philadelphia, which gave him invaluable real world business experience.