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John C. Evans Ph.D.


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  • University of Michigan (J.D. cum laude 2006; Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review; Ph.D. in Biophysics 2004); Colby College (B.A. in Chemistry and Physics summa cum laude 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, District of Colorado, and Eastern District of Texas

Over the last 10 years, John Evans has represented clients in 35 high-stakes intellectual property matters throughout the country, including five design patent cases and six Section 337 investigations in the U.S. International Trade Commission.

John has handled all phases of patent litigation, from prelitigation investigations up to appeal. He has briefed and argued Markman and summary judgment, handled expert and fact depositions, served on trial teams in bench and jury trials, and authored many important briefs. For example, in a recent case for a patent owner, he co-argued a Markman hearing that led to favorable claim construction rulings and prompt settlement. In another recent case for an accused infringer, he second-chaired Markman and summary judgment hearings that led to a complete win based on indefiniteness of the asserted patent. Additionally, he was a principal author of a motion that led to complete dismissal of 21 federal and state law counts relating to alleged patent and technology theft.

John's technical experience in litigation matters covers many fields, including pharmaceuticals, surgical implants, flash memory, computer peripherals, digital televisions, integrated circuits, and insurance, as well as vacuum cleaner, footwear, and lip balm design. Representative clients include Celgene, Goodyear, Intersil, Procter & Gamble, SanDisk, and SharkNinja.

Before law school, John obtained a Ph.D. in biophysics at the University of Michigan focusing on structural biology and X-ray protein crystallography. He solved several novel crystal structures of enzymes involved in methionine biosynthesis and homocysteine metabolism.

John Evans