Yar was ranked as a leading intellectual property lawyer by Chambers USA in 2009, 2010 and 2011, where he was described as a "‘fast processor’ and ‘insightful and productive’." Chambers USA praised him for his “assertive, thorough and thoughtful approach” and his ability to adopt the viewpoint of in-house counsel. Yar also was recognized in the 2011 edition of IAM Patent Litigation 250 – The World’s Leading Patent Litigators and as a leading patent litigator in The Legal 500 United States. Yar was honored in the Daily Journal as one of the 75 Leading Intellectual Property Litigators in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He was previously profiled in the Daily Journal as one of the top 20 lawyers in California under the age of 40 as well as in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Yar was Yahoo!’s first head patent counsel.