Steve S. Chang: Lawyer with Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Steve S. Chang

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Copyright
  • Jury Trials
  • Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Electrical & Computer Technologies
  • Internet
  • E-Commerce & Business Methods
University Ohio State University, B.S., 1995
Law SchoolTemple University, J.D., 1998
Admitted1999, District of Columbia; U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Steve Chang's practice focuses on assisting clients with managing their domestic and foreign utility and design patent portfolios. He works with clients to encourage (e.g., via developing inventor incentive programs), collect and cultivate invention disclosures from busy inventors, to help identify core concepts for patentability, and to guide the preparation and prosecution of the corresponding patents with an eye towards compact prosecution and broad patent scope. In addition to patent prosecution, he is experienced in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of patents for litigation and/or licensing, and his litigation work includes district court trial and appeals to both the U.S. Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Steve has handled utility patents in a wide-range of computer and electrical technologies, including Internet services, video games, content delivery networks, user interfaces, wired (e.g., DOCSIS, MoCA, etc.) and wireless (e.g., cellular, wi-fi) communication systems, and many others.

He has also handled hundreds of design patent applications to help his clients protect the novel ornamental appearances of their physical hardware and software user interfaces. Sample representations include work to protect operating system user interfaces, computing hardware and user input devices used by millions of people today.

Outside of work for clients, Steve is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law School, teaching their course on IP Pretrial Litigation Skills. Steve has also given speeches and presentations for a variety of organizations, such as the IEEE, ABA, Triangle Game Conference and U.S. Navy OGC, and has authored various articles and book chapters in the intellectual property field.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys entertaining his kids, and organizes a weekly pickup game of Ultimate.

Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1995, and has been with Banner & Witcoff since receiving his Juris Doctor from the Temple University School of Law in 1998.

Steve is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Chang practices in the Washington, D.C. office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.


11.25.2015 ABA Journal features Banner & Witcoff's Patent Arcade blog in 9th Annual Blawg 100

10.19.2015 IP Alert: Google Books Affirmed as Fair Use

09.15.2015 IP Alert: DMCA Takedowns Require Consideration of Fair Use


10.19.2015 Google Books Affirmed as Fair Use

09.15.2015 DMCA Takedowns Require Consideration of Fair Use

04.06.2015 Face Value: Where's My NCAA Football Game?

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01.23.2008 Banner & Witcoff is pleased to Announce the Election of New Shareholders


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Google Books Affirmed as Fair Use
Steve S. Chang, October 26, 2015
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s finding that the Google Books project constitutes fair use, and is not an infringement of the copyrights in the millions of books contained in the project. The case is The Authors Guild et al. v. Google, Inc., No....
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Steve S. Chang

1100 13th Street, N.W., Suite 1200
WashingtonDC 20005-4051


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