IP Team Joins Foley & Lardner (San Francisco)

Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce our representation and placement of Rick Chang and Duane Mathiowetz in joining Foley & Lardner. Both were formerly partners with LeClairRyan.

Rick Chang is an experienced intellectual property litigation and transactions attorney. His practice focuses on IP litigation, inter partes review, licensing, settlement negotiations, and technology counseling. He has practical experience in patent litigation and trial work, and has appeared in courts throughout the United States. Mr. Chang is also registered with the USPTO. He has represented clients from a variety of industries, including mobile devices, telecommunications, Internet, software, disk drives, batteries, electronics and computer manufacturing, wind tunnels, biotechnology, and pharmaceutics

Duane Mathiowetz, a registered patent attorney, has primarily devoted his practice to patent litigation for clients across diverse technologies. Mr. Mathiowetz is a seasoned and highly experienced litigator and has litigated cases in district courts throughout the country and before the International Trade Commission. In the recent past, he has tried five patent cases to jury verdict and served a lead role in two ITC investigations that proceeded through final determination. He has argued three times before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and been the lead attorney on multiple appeals to that court. He has also argued before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, now the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.

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