Jerome Chang focuses his practice on domestic and foreign patent procurement, as well as patent litigation. He has experience with a wide range of technologies, including biometric authentication software, spectral imaging, drone navigation, and sports training devices. In addition to patent work, Jerome advises clients with respect to trademarks, business transactional work, and conservatorships.
Jerome earned his degree in African-American Studies from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law where he served as editor of the Frederick Green Moot Court Invitational Team. His interest in science currently has him progressing towards a second Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering at Arizona State University.
Prior to his current practice, Jerome was an entrepreneur, small business owner, and pastry chef in New York City. After working with some of world’s best pastry chefs, Jerome pioneered the gourmet food truck movement by being the first to bring dishes from the world of fine-dining to the streets. In 2009, he beat celebrity chef Bobby Flay on the reality competition show “Throwdown With Bobby Flay.” The insights he developed through those experiences impart a unique perspective to his law practice. For him, working with innovative and passionate entrepreneurs is a cherished facet of his practice.
Winner of “Throwdown With Bobby Flay.” – 2009
Featured on ABC News Nightline – 2012
Procured a utility patent for an innovative pitch training device now being used by professional baseball players – 2020
Critical acclaim and recognition from numerous media outlets, including Time Magazine, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit Magazine, The New York Times, New York magazine.
Two-time recipient of Legal Aid Society of San Diego’s Outstanding Service Award – 2018, 2019
Recipient of the State Bar of California’s Wiley M. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services – 2018
Jerome is an avid rower for the San Diego Rowing Club. He is a U.S. Rowing Masters Nationals medalist and Head of the Charles competitor.
B.A., African-American Studies, Columbia University
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
B.S.E.E., Arizona State University (expected May 2021)
New York Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of California
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States District Court for the Southern District of California