• Beijing University, B.S. Physics (1995)
  • University of Michigan, M.S. Electrical Engineering (2000)
  • University of Michigan, Ph.D. Physics (2002)
  • Seton Hall University, J.D. (2015)


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Professional Experience

  • Alcatel-Lucent
    Senior Segment Manager, Intellectual Property Business Group, 2009 – 2015
  • Bell Labs
    Principle Researcher, 2002 – 2009
  • University of Michigan
    Graduate Researcher, 1996 – 2002


  • Mandarin

Gang Chen, Ph.D.


Gang Chen's technical and IP experience gives him a unique inside-view of the need of corporate clients, from IP asset accumulation via application/prosecution or acquisition, to patent assertion, licensing, or litigation. He believes that patents must be viewed as a business as early as the conception stage. Gang treats every patent asset with passion and believes that is the only way to provide clients with effective counseling that makes both business and legal sense.  

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Gang was a senior segment manager in the Intellectual Property Business Group of Alcatel-Lucent for 6 years, responsible for patent asset mining, patent claim charting for infringement, non-infringement analysis, business and royalty package development/modeling for patent licensing, patent assertion, and patent portfolio management. Prior to that, Gang had been a principal researcher at Bell Labs of Lucent Technologies (and later, Alcatel-Lucent) since graduating with a Ph.D. from the Physics Department at the University of Michigan, leading various research and development projects in semiconductor and optical physics, consumer electronics, and telecommunication systems. Gang was a prolific researcher and engineer with over 100 publications in leading journals and conference proceedings. Some of his high-profile research articles have been published in prestigious journals such as Science. Gang is also a holder of over a dozen U.S. and international patents.


  • "Charge Separation of Dense 2D Electron-Hole Gases?", Physical Review Letters, 92, 117405 (2004) (2004). Author: Gang Chen, Ph.D.
  • "Biexciton Quantum Coherence in Single Quantum Dots", Physical Review Letters, 88, 117901 (2001) (2001). Author: Gang Chen, Ph.D.
  • "Near-Field Coherent Spectroscopy and Microscopy of a Quantum Dot System", Science 293, 2224 (2001) (2001). Author: Gang Chen, Ph.D.
  • "Optically-Induced Two-Exciton Entanglement in Single Quantum Dots", Science 289, 1906 (2000) (2000). Author: Gang Chen, Ph.D.

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