Alex C. Chang

Principal / Washington, D.C. Metro Office

Alex helps clients develop intellectual property strategies that align with their business goals.  For nearly two decades, Alex has been drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications in the chemical and electromechanical arts. To help clients navigate the modern intellectual property minefields, Alex also engages in due diligence investigations and prepares opinions regarding patentability, validity, non-infringement, and freedom to operate.

Alex’s creative problem-solving skills have allowed him to deliver impactful legal counsel pertaining to patent portfolio management and analytics. Alex’s clients appreciate his absolute commitment to being responsive and to meeting deadlines. Alex’s colleagues appreciate his dedication to diligence and high level of organization.

While attending Georgia Tech, Alex worked as a Co-op Engineer at Riverwood International, where he was involved with the optimization of pulp and paper processes. Alex also served as a Co-op Engineer at Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, where he was involved with medical suture manufacturing. Alex’s experience in industry before becoming a lawyer has helped him to better serve his clients. Alex knows, from practical experience, how businesses and specific industries operate. As a result, he is more equipped to assist in the development of workable solutions, processes, and procedures going forward.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Asian American Law Student Association, President
  • Emory Honor Court, Justice


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Harness IP Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program, 2022
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Publications Subcommittee of the IP Committee



J.D., Emory University, 2003

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000


New Jersey

New York

District of Columbia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Intern to an Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences