Evan M.McLean


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Evan McLean litigates patent and trade secret cases in U.S. District Courts across the country and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He has significant experience in all aspects of IP litigation matters, including through appeal, directed at various technologies such as telecom infrastructure, products, and services; distributed software architectures; web-based services; video/audio streaming and compression including various codecs and standards; payment systems; smartphone features and applications; network security software; navigation technology; web conferencing; and semiconductor device processing and packaging.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Evan was an IP litigation practice associate in the Silicon Valley office of an international law firm. He maintains an active pro bono practice and has obtained U nonimmigrant visas pursuant to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (U visas) for multiple clients and has attended clinics at the Veterans Affairs hospital to assist with VA benefits. Before practicing law, Evan was a software engineer for Applied Signal Technology (now Raytheon) in Silicon Valley.


  • Cohesity disposes of six-patent litigation brought by adverse competitor CommvaultJones Day successfully represented Cohesity Inc. ("Cohesity") and obtained dismissal in a six-patent, competitor suit filed by Commvault Systems in April 21, 2020.
  • Google invalidates three patents in IPRs asserted against Google AssistantJones Day successfully represented Google LLC ("Google"), invalidating three patents owned by Sovereign Peak Ventures, LLC ("SPV").
  • Google defends patent infringement allegations over its Chromecast and Cast technologyJones Day is defending Google LLC in patent litigation brought by Touchstream Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Shodogg in the Western District of Texas.
  • Motorola, LG, and Samsung obtain dismissal of patent infringement lawsuit relating to smartphone navigation appsJones Day represented Motorola Mobility, LG Electronics (and related entities), and Samsung Electronics America (and related entities) in three separate patent infringement actions brought by NavBlazer LLC involving various traffic map and navigation applications used on smartphones.
  • Google, YouTube defend ten-patent lawsuit relating to video encoding and processing techniquesJones Day defended Google LLC and YouTube LLC in a ten-patent case filed by Dynamic Data Technologies, LLC.
  • Google invalidates 177 patent infringement claims relating to voice assistant technologyJones Day successfully defended Google LLC against patent infringement claims in a case relating to early research by SRI that allegedly led to the Siri voice assistant.