Roger Lang focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He is experienced in a wide range of electrical and mechanical arts. Roger’s experience includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the software, medical devices, autonomous vehicles (drones and cars), consumer electronics and appliances, agricultural equipment, automotive equipment, and wire and cable manufacturing industries.
As part of Roger’s pro bono efforts, he represents individuals in patent matters as part of LegalCORPS (http://legalcorps.org). In addition, Roger assists individuals with tax matters as part of the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) programs at Clayton State University (https://clayton.edu/business/centers-and-initiatives/income-tax-assistance).
While in law school, Roger was a member of William Mitchell’s Student Intellectual Property Law Association. He served as a Student Certified Attorney in Minnesota and represented pro bono clients in Housing and Bankruptcy Courts via William Mitchell’s clinical programs. In addition, Roger was admitted under Georgia’s Third Year Practice Act and interned with the Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office. While with the Solicitor General’s Office, Roger arraigned over 150 defendants, served as lead counsel in several misdemeanor trials (bench and jury), and successfully defended motions to suppress in DUI cases.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Roger was a Teaching and Research Assistant at Georgia Tech. While at Georgia Tech he conducted research related to Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Chemical Vapor Deposition. In addition, Roger taught courses in experimental engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and thermal systems engineering.
As the holder of a commercial pilot’s certificate, Roger enjoys flying airplanes and is a volunteer pilot for Pilots N Paws where he transports rescued animals. Other activities Roger enjoys are hiking, woodturning, and cycling.
St. Paul, MN, Juris Doctorate, 2011
Atlanta, GA, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2005
Atlanta, GA, BS., Mechanical Engineering, 2002, with Honors