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John A. Tang

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Office

Houston

909 Fannin Street
Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77010
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Fax: 832.397.3532
Education
J.D., South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1994
M.S., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1989, Electrical Engineering
B.S., Texas A & M University-College Station, College Station, Texas, 1986, Electrical Engineering
State Bar Licenses
Texas
Florida
Court Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

John A. Tang

Member

John A. Tang co-leads the firm-wide Intellectual Property practice and is a member of the Firm's Diversity Committee and Technology Committee. John has government and private industry experience in a broad range of intellectual property and technology areas, including all aspects of intellectual property protection and enforcement.

John's experience includes advising clients on ownership of patents, trademarks, internet domain names and copyrights; providing counsel on intellectual property portfolios, including what protection to seek and where; licensing opportunities; preparing and prosecuting patent, copyright and trademark applications with various federal and state governmental agencies and enforcing clients' intellectual property rights in federal courts and international tribunals. His clients include high technology and oil and gas companies, financial institutions, medical practices, restaurants, food distributors, e-commerce stores, start-ups, and non-profit organizations.

Before joining Clark Hill Strasburger, John practiced at an international law firm and was a patent examiner and attorney-advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. He is one of the few intellectual property attorneys who have worked as both a patent examiner (multiplex communications) and a trademark examining attorney (scientific equipment).

John is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. Prior to entering the legal profession, he served as an electrical engineer in the aerospace and telecommunications industries. John is a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics and has also been a featured guest on IP topics for "The Law," Houston Channel 55.2 and Houston VAB radio.

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Awards/Achievements
Membership
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
International Trademark Association, Member
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Houston, Board of Directors (2009-2011)
Colombian Folkloric Ballet, Board of Directors (2011-present)
City of Bellaire, TX, Building and Standards Commission (2007-2009)