Wei Wei Jeang

Wei Wei Jeang 2017-05-06T17:22:08+00:00

Project Description

Prior BigLaw and In-house Experience

  • Baker Botts LLP
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
  • Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC
  • Gwin’s Resorts LLC
  • Caterpillar Inc. (as patent agent and engineer)

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, B.S. Computer Engineering 1986
  • SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D. 1993

Licenses

  • Admitted to practice law in Texas
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Registered to practice patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

Language

  • Mandarin Chinese

Wei Wei Jeang

Member

469-878-8643
wjeang@GCHub.com
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Wei Wei (pronounced Wā Wā, as in she is way way out there) works closely with clients who develop innovative solutions and products in many different areas of technology. Wei Wei assists clients in obtaining patent protection, licensing patent portfolios, and enforcing those patents. Her clients range from solo inventors, to tech start-ups, to Fortune 100 companies. Wei Wei considers one of the most exciting parts of her work to be devising an intellectual property strategy for a new product offering for her client, incorporating all available tools in the toolkit – design and utility patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Wei Wei has worked with many startup clients to establish and build patent portfolios that later became valuable company assets.

Wei Wei is also well-versed in trademark law, having been involved in trademark prosecution, trademark litigation, as well as trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. An expanding area of her practice involves assisting and counseling online stores with intellectual property protection, and dealing with intellectual property infringement allegations and defenses.

Wei Wei is also a frequent speaker and author on patent law topics.

Before attending law school, Wei Wei was a research engineer at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois where she worked on projects in a GPS-guided unmanned mining truck project. She also researched and applied new technologies to Caterpillar engineering processes and products.

Outside of law, Wei Wei and her husband, Keith, own and operate a historic fishing lodge in Alaska, Gwin’s Lodge. It’s a long story as to how they came to acquire this lovely log roadhouse sitting on five acres in the middle of the Chugach National Forest on the Kenai Peninsula by the famous Kenai River, but suffice it to say it was love at first sight. Wei Wei serves as General Counsel for Gwin’s Resorts LLC, which operates Gwin’s Lodge, including a restaurant, a tackle/gift shop, an events venue, and seventeen cabins for rent.

In addition to providing guidance to her two kids who are no longer kids, Wei Wei also wrangles a diverse furred, feathered, and scaled menagerie in her spare time at home.

SPEECHES

  • What will Trump’s Presidency Mean for D&I, Diversity Connection Consortium Summit, December 9, 2016
  • Trade Secret Law Issues in Employment Hiring and Firing Situations, Houston, December 8, 2016
  • What Every Business Owner Should Know about IP Law, Small Business Symposium, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, June 20, 2016
  • Attorney Retention – Defining Success, Haynes and Boone Diversity Attorney Retreat, Houston, June 17, 2016
  • Implicit Bias, Bell Nunnally, June 16, 2016
  • The Virtual Law Firm, Adaptable Lawyer Legal Innovation Track, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 16, 2016
  • IP Roundtable, The Academy for American and International Law, Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, The Center for American and International Law, June 14, 2016
  • What Every Business Owner Should Know about IP Law, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, June 8, 2016
  • Panel discussion on “Implicit Bias,” Dallas Bar Association, January 22, 2016
  • Panel Discussion on “Addressing Implicit Bias in Firms, Client Meetings, and the Courtroom,” State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting Diversity Summit, June 18, 2015
  • “Our Hidden Bias,” Dallas Bar Association Dallas Minority Attorney Program, April 24, 2015
  • Panel Discussion on “Hidden Bias, Convergence of Bias and Reason,” Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas Annual Conference and Retreat, April 18, 2015
  • “Overview of Significant Patent Cases,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Intellectual Property Course and Workshop, March 18, 2015
  • Panel Discussion on “The Hidden Brain – Our Unconscious Biased Mind,” Diversity Connection Consortium Summit, April 25, 2014
  • Panel Discussion on “Lean In and Lead – Mission Possible: Engaging Men and Women as Agents of Change,” UT Dallas, March 24, 2014
  • Panel Discussion on “Women and Diversity,” Diversity Connection Consortium Summit, January 10, 2014
  • Panel Discussion on “Pioneering Women In IP,” 51st Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, The Center for American and International Law, November 11-12, 2013
  • Panel Discussion on “Where Business Meets Culture,” Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement ERG Meeting, AT&T ERG Conference, October 2013
  • “IP IN THE BARGAIN BIN: DIY IP PROTECTION – TRAPS FOR THE UNWARY,” State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section, June 15, 2012

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Overview of Significant Patent Cases,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Intellectual Property Course and Workshop, March 18, 2015
  • “Claim Construction and Markman Hearing Procedures,” Conference on U.S. Patent Litigation Procedures, Southwest University of Political Science & Law, Chongqing, China, December 3-4, 2012
  • “IP IN THE BARGAIN BIN: DIY IP PROTECTION – TRAPS FOR THE UNWARY,” State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section, June 15, 2012
  • “Taiwan IP Update – IP and Technology Developments,” January 2012

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

  • The City of Parker Planning and Zoning Commission
  • The Writer’s Garret Board
  • The Dallas Summit
  • Diversity Connection Consortium
  • Dallas Women’s Foundation Board
  • North Texas Public Broadcasting Inc. (KERA) Board of Directors (2009-2011)
  • DFW Asian American Citizens Council Chair (2014), President (2012-2013), Board of Directors (2003-present), Past General Counsel and Executive Vice President (2012)
  • Dallas Museum of Art Board of Trustees (2009-2012)
  • Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2003-2007, 2015)
  • Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of DFW Board of Directors

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 in the field of Patent Law, 2016, a publication of Best Lawyers, LLC (a subsidiary of Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • Selected by Best Lawyers™, a publication of Best Lawyers, LLC (a subsidiary of Woodward/White, Inc.), as the 2016 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas/Fort Worth
  • One of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” in Intellectual Property in D Magazine (May 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011-2016)
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • The Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court Inaugural Master
  • Advisory Board Member for the Institute for Law & Technology at the Center for American and International Law
  • Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award, Southwest Jewish Congress (May 2012)
  • Selected by Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters, for inclusion in “Texas Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Law (2003-2005, 2011-2015)
  • One of the “Best Women Lawyers in Dallas,” D Magazine (2010)
  • Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Chair (2014) and Webmaster (?-2014)
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association President (2003)
  • State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section Diversity Task Force Chair (?)
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program Steering Committee (?)