Jason Chang is an Assistant Vice President - Senior Legal Counsel (Intellectual Property) at AT&T. He has been on the cutting edge of Intellectual Property issues for a number of years, with significant experience as both outside counsel and in-house counsel.
Jason is the head of AT&T’s patent prosecution team, where he and his team of 6 in-house patent attorneys manage AT&T’s portfolio of over ten thousand patents. AT&T owns one of the strongest patent portfolios in the communications industry and consistently ranks in the top 25 companies each year in obtaining new U.S. patents. Jason also negotiates Intellectual Property issues with some of the largest vendors and suppliers in the world, with particular expertise in resolving IP ownership and IP infringement issues.
Prior to going in-house at AT&T, Jason distinguished himself as a Senior Associate at Sutherland in Atlanta Georgia, where he had a broad practice in helping his clients acquire, enforce, and defend against patents and other IP rights. While at Sutherland, Jason co-founded a division of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program which assists in tax preparation services for low-income families.
Jason is involved with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and its Georgia Affiliate, GAPABA. He served on the host committee for the 2008 NAPABA Southeast Regional Conference and the 2011 NAPABA Convention. Jason has also held several officer positions at GAPABA including as Vice-President of Communications and Treasurer, where he oversaw a complete overhaul of the GAPABA website and brought them electronic payment capabilities which is now one of GAPABA’s primary means of collecting payments.
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