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John A. Tang

fax +1 832.397.3532

John Tang represents clients in patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secret exploitation and enforcement.

John’s clients include technology companies, energy companies, healthcare companies and restaurant and hospitality companies. He assists clients with protecting its intellectual property assets through worldwide patent filings, trademark and copyright registrations with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. Copyright Office and through foreign associates, international patents and trademark registrations. John also assists with the exploitation of the assets through licensing, cross-licensing and sales, and renders opinions regarding the patentability of inventions and clearance of the use and registrability of trademarks.

Before joining Clark Hill, 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).


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, Texas, 1986, Electrical Engineering


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)

State Bar Licenses

Texas, Florida

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Appearance, “The Law,” Houston Channel 55.2 and Houston VAB radio