Willis Chang is a member of the firm’s Patent Group and focuses his practice on patent counseling and prosecution. Mr. Chang has experience with a variety of computer engineering arenas, including hardware verification, computer architecture design, and energy aware computing.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster LLP, Mr. Chang was a patent agent at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox where he focused on technologies involving database systems, computer networks, security hardware, machine learning, computer architecture, healthcare software, financial software, business methods, cable systems, virtualization technologies, and user-interface technologies. He also contributed to the drafting of petitions, patent owner preliminary responses, and declarations in inter partes review proceedings in technologies involving wireless networks, computer power management, computer memory management, and variable lighting circuits.
Mr. Chang earned his M.S. in electrical and computer engineering at the Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked as both a teaching assistant and a research assistant. He has conducted research on utilizing SAT solver techniques, used in hardware verification, for modeling biological systems. Other areas of interest include embedded systems engineering and smart grid technologies.
Mr. Chang obtained his B.S. in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) and engineering and public policy (EPP) from Carnegie Mellon University. As part of Mr. Chang's engineering and public policy studies, he has conducted research in determining the viability of additive manufacturing technologies for a federal agency and emerging IC packaging technologies for a telecommunications equipment firm.
Mr. Chang is a member of IEEE and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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