Evan focuses his practice on intellectual property disputes and other technology-centric business litigation, including both enforcing intellectual property rights and defending against infringement claims. He holds a B.S. with honors in computer science and has worked on matters involving a wide range of complex technologies, such as relational databases, web browsers, motion-tracking technology, Wi-Fi, and other computer software and hardware technologies.
Evan began his legal career as a volunteer attorney with the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, where he honed his litigation and trial skills, trying multiple cases through verdict as sole chair (two acquittals, one hung jury, one guilty verdict). In 2012, Evan joined the patent litigation group in the Silicon Valley office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Over almost four years with Weil, Evan represented Fortune 500 companies and others in the high-technology, internet, and entertainment sectors on patent litigation matters. During 2015-2016, Evan was a part of the opening of Kobre & Kim LLP's new San Francisco office and intellectual property practice.
- J.D., Harvard Law School (2010)
- B.S. Computer Science (with honors), University of Michigan (2007)
- Kobre & Kim LLP
- Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
- San Francisco Public Defender's Office
- State Bar: California
- Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Northern District of California
- Central District of California
- Eastern District of Texas
Some of Evan's notable matters include:
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation v. MediaTek Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented the Australian government’s science agency and the inventor of the core technology underlying the IEEE 802.11a, g, n and ac wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) standards; obtained favorable result for client just prior to commencement of trial.
- Eolas Technologies Inc. v. Adobe Systems Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented high-technology companies in trial against patent assertion entity, resulting in invalidation of all asserted claims of patent relating to embedding interactive objects in webpages.
- Impulse Technologies, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc. et al. (N.D. Ohio) – Represented video game developers and publishers in patent litigation relating to motion-tracking technology in Nintendo Wii; plaintiff dismissed with prejudice following comprehensive win at claim construction.
- Impulse Technologies, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. et al. (D. Del.) – Represented Microsoft and video game developers and publishers in patent litigation relating to motion-tracking technology in Microsoft Xbox 360; obtained near-complete win on summary judgment and dismissal of remaining claims (appeal pending).