Jeffery P. Langer Joins Osha Liang’s Washington Office

WASHINGTON and HOUSTON, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Intellectual property law firm Osha Liang LLP announced that new partner Jeffery P. Langer has joined the firm’s relocated metro Washington, D.C. office.

Dr. Langer joined firm partner James Hopenfeld at the firm’s office at 800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. The office is located a short walk from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Firm founder Jonathan P. Osha said, “Dr. Langer’s arrival confirms our firm’s momentum in our Washington-area office. He complements the firm’s existing team extremely well, having extensive IP experience from both the in-house and outside counsel perspectives as well as significant international expertise. Our clients are pleased to have Dr. Langer and James Hopenfeld representing them in the D.C. metro area.”

Dr. Langer said, “Before joining the firm, I followed Osha Liang’s successes in protecting and enforcing clients’ intellectual property interests worldwide. The firm’s expertise, international locations, and the multilingual abilities provide our clients with advantages in international markets. I’m very pleased to be working with the firm.”

During the past decade, Dr. Langer has focused on counseling relative to management and value extraction of complex international IP portfolios. Prior to joining Osha Liang, he was Senior Patent Counsel at Philip Morris International in Neuchâtel, Switzerland for nearly four years. During his time at Philip Morris, he managed the iQOS and Solaris product lines through their commercial launches in Europe and Asia. In this role, he regularly advised the senior management team on IP matters and supervised a team of patent professionals responsible for managing a multinational patent and design portfolio, post-grant challenges, technology acquisitions, and multicounty litigation matters.

He began his career at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, in Washington, where he gained substantial experience in patent procurement, portfolio management, and post grant challenges.

Dr. Langer has authored numerous publications on IP law, is a frequent invited lecturer on IP topics, and has taught postgraduate classes on intellectual property at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Remin University in China. He was a member of the Law Review during law school and received the Joseph H. Smith, Jr. Doctoral Thesis Prize for his Ph.D. research. During graduate school, he worked at Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs) in Murray Hill, New Jersey and the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., conducting research in the software and semiconductor technology areas.

Dr. Langer holds a J.D., cum laude, from the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also holds a B.S., Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.A., Urban Studies, from The College of Wooster.

He is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia and the USPTO. He speaks French and Mandarin Chinese.

About Osha Liang LLP

Founded in 1997, Osha Liang is an intellectual property law firm with a global presence. The firm has expertise in worldwide patent and trademark procurement, portfolio management, licensing, acquisition, due diligence, opinions of counsel, litigation, and strategic IP counseling, among other areas. With offices in Texas, California, Washington D.C., France, China, and Japan, the firm prides itself in being one of the most technically and legally proficient intellectual property law firms in the world. Osha Liang is recognized as a top U.S. IP firm based on the number of patents issued. For more information, please visit

Contact: Jonathan P. Osha, Osha Liang LLP, Houston, 713.228.8600.