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Dec. 1, 2021 – Jack Chang, an associate in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, has been selected by the Washington State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Committee (WYLC) as a recipient of the 2021 Public Service and Leadership Award.

Chang, a highly regarded intellectual property lawyer, has an extensive record of pro bono work and mentorship. In recent years, he has dedicated many hours to the King County Bar Association Family Law Program, the Washington, D.C.-based Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, and Lawyers Fostering Independence, a King County program providing free legal assistance to current/former foster youth and homeless youth.

Through the University of Washington's Pro Bono Patent Network, Chang recently devoted 50 hours to helping an inventor navigate the patent process. He also volunteered more than 40 hours with We The Action's election protection hotlines last year, using his Mandarin language skills to assist voters across the country.

As a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and the alumni program at the Seattle University School of Law, Chang regularly mentors law students. He also trains, educates, reviews, and manages all incoming patent associates and summer associates at Davis Wright Tremaine with respect to work product, workflow, and onboarding.

As an IP lawyer, Chang has managed and prosecuted more than 600 U.S. and international patent applications. He has also drafted dozens of patent applications for Fortune 500 companies in the areas of cloud computing, Internet of Things, mobile devices, wireless communication, databases, image processing, autonomous vehicles, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Chang was named to the Best Lawyers and U.S. News "Ones to Watch" list in IP litigation and patent law each of the past two years. He is the current Young Lawyer Liaison for the Washington State Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section and a past chair of the King County Bar Association's Intellection Property Section.

"Jack exemplifies the values that are central to our culture at Davis Wright Tremaine," said Pete Johnson, the firm's Seattle partner-in-charge. "Those include excellence in legal practice, relentless dedication to advancing client goals, strongly supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a commitment to the community and balancing the scales of justice. We could not be more proud of him."

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