Gang Chen

"I am determined to provide clients with practical and effective counseling at every stage of the life of a patent, before-birth to after-death."

Gang’s technical and IP experience gives him a unique inside-view of the need of corporate clients, from IP asset accumulation via application/prosecution or acquisition, to patent assertion, licensing, or litigation. Gang believes that patents must be viewed as a business as early as the conception stage. Gang treats every patent asset with passion and believes that is the only way to provide clients with effective counseling that makes both business and legal sense.  

Prior to joining Brinks in September 2015, Gang was a Senior Segment Manager in the Intellectual Property Business Group of Alcatel-Lucent for 6 years, responsible for patent asset mining, patent claim charting for infringement, non-infringement analysis, business and royalty package development/modeling for patent licensing, patent assertion, and patent portfolio management. Prior to that, Gang had been a principal researcher at Bell Labs of Lucent Technologies (and later, Alcatel-Lucent) since graduating with a Ph.D. from the Physics Department at the University of Michigan, leading various research and development projects in semiconductor and optical physics, consumer electronics, and telecommunication systems. Gang was a proliferate researcher and engineer with over 100 publications in leading journals and conference proceedings. Some of his high-profile research articles have been published in prestigious journals such as Science. Gang is also a holder of over a dozen U.S. and international patents.

  • J.D.,
    Seton Hall University, 2015
  • Ph.D., Physics
    University of Michigan, 2002
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering
    University of Michigan, 2000
  • B.S., Physics
    Beijing University, 1995
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois admission pending
  • Mandarin
Experience | Legal
Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill, NJ
Senior Segment Manager, Intellectual Property Business Group, 2009-2015
Experience | Non-Legal

Bell Labs
Principle Researcher, 2002-2009

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate Researcher, 1996-2002

Forward Thinking
July 12, 2017

On July 10, 2017, the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Genband US LLC v. Metaswitch Networks Corp. regarding the standard for proving irreparable harm for purposes of obtaining injunctive relief in a patent case...

May 19, 2016

The Supreme Court recently granted a petition for writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in SCA Hygiene Prods. Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Prods., LLC.

in the media
September 30, 2015

On September 30, 2015 Gang Chen was mentioned in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin regarding his recent ...

Press Releases & Events
September 25, 2015
CHICAGO—Four attorneys have joined intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione as associates this month, as the firm continues to add talent, maintaining its position as one of the nation’s largest IP boutiques. Attorneys ...
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