Latham honored for securing a US$10.75 million damages verdict for client Philip Morris International in a patent infringement trial over vaping technology against R.J. Reynolds Vapor.
Dale Chang represents clients in high-stakes patent and trade secrets litigation, with a particular focus on trial work.
Drawing on his background as an electrical engineer—including industry experience at two global tech companies—Mr. Chang has the rare ability to distill complex technologies into engaging stories that resonate with judges and juries.
He has played significant roles in over 20 trials and has successfully litigated cases in every major patent venue across the US, including district courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), both as plaintiff and defense counsel.
In 2022 alone, Mr. Chang notched three trial wins in a row, starting with a complete defense victory for Irving Consumer Products against First Quality in an April 2022 Delaware jury trial on tissue products. That was followed by a plaintiff-side win for Philip Morris in a June 2022 Virginia jury trial against RJ Reynolds on vaping devices. Mr. Chang capped the year off by securing a complete defense victory for SMR against Magna in a December 2022 Michigan jury trial on side-view car mirrors.
Mr. Chang thrives in high-pressure settings where he is known for quickly identifying weaknesses in the opponent’s case and devising creative strategies to exploit them.
Mr. Chang currently serves as co-chair of the firm's PTAB practice and is a member of the Asian & Middle Eastern Law Group.