Wayne L. Tang

Wayne Tang focuses his practice on patent prosecution, patent counseling and intellectual property litigation. He helps clients in all phases of intellectual property litigation and has obtained numerous successful results for his clients.

What do you focus on?

Patent Prosecution

I advise clients on patent protection in the electrical, computer, software and mechanical arts and I’ve helped many clients obtain patents in those areas. I have participated in preparing and managing IPRs, appeals, reissues and accelerated prosecution of different patents for my clients. Recently, I filed patent applications and have obtained patents in the fields of: hardware and software for servers, cloud based systems, artificial intelligence systems, software for gaming machines, medical device related hardware and software systems and configurable logic devices.

Patent Counseling

I regularly counsel my clients on their overall patent strategies. I recently was part of a Nixon team that assisted a medical device company in developing a patent portfolio for their newly developing software based services. I also recently helped a client devise a patent strategy to bundle core technical patents for licensing in the field of programmable logic devices. I advise a number of startups as to the most efficient deployment of intellectual property development.

What do you see on the horizon?

I foresee changes in intellectual property protection laws limiting the ability of so-called “patent trolls” to enforce patents, as well as additional changes to further define software/business method patents and greater harmonization of patents internationally.


Wayne L. Tang



Phone: 312-425-8641

Fax: 866-495-2118

University of Michigan, J.D.

University of Michigan, B.S., Electrical Engineering

University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Wayne Tang is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

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