Eugene Chang is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department. He is an intellectual property litigator and licensing attorney who practices on the cutting edge of intellectual property, antitrust and bankruptcy law. He litigates intellectual property issues in the United States and internationally across a wide range of technology areas. He also counsels clients on intellectual property and technology services issues arising in complex transactions, like private equity, insurance mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, bankruptcy-related acquisitions and standards-related licensing programs.
Eugene was named to the 2012 BTI Client Service All-Star Team, an elite group of attorneys recognized by leading corporate counsel for delivering superior client service.
Eugene is a past Vice Chair of the Asian Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and has participated in IPO delegations meeting with judges, officials of various patent offices, and intellectual property organizations in China, Japan and Korea. Eugene has given presentations on Patent Law and Antitrust Law to organizations around the world, and has lectured on U.S. Patent and Antitrust Law at Franklin Pierce Law School in the United States and Fudan University School of Law in China.
Eugene has vast experience in addressing intellectual property issues and technology services arrangements in mergers and acquisitions, including in insurance-related transactions. In particular, he has represented both buyers and sellers in managing complex transition services arrangements related to the transfer or acquisition of insurance assets and securities, including for Aviva plc, Allstate, and Protective Life.
Eugene also has strong experience addressing intellectual property issues in renewable energy. He has given presentations on intellectual property topics at renewable energy conferences, including the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EUPVSEC) in Hamburg, Germany and the Tenth World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC X) in Glasgow, Scotland. Eugene has also litigated and counseled clients in environmentally friendly technologies such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), compact fluorescent lighting and automotive refrigerants with low global warming potential.
Eugene is also active in pro bono activities and has been honored by the Legal Aid Society of New York with an award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service.