Navigating Property Rights Frameworks for Biotechnology

LEAP Alumnus Andrew Chang is now a patent agent and scientific advisor at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. Andrew works in patent and innovation strategies, which specializes in patent preparation and prosecution; patentability, patent validity, and freedom-to-operate analyses; and investor due diligence matters. Drawing from his PhD studies in chemistry and research in synthetic biology at Stanford, Andy focuses primarily in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, food, healthcare, and medical device industries. Before leaving Stanford, Andrew co-founded a PhD-wide mentoring program to pair PhD students with Stanford PhD alumni and mentors. He also oversaw training of 150+ teaching assistants in Stanford’s department of chemistry, and volunteered with the San Jose Tech Museum.