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Evan Finkel is leader of the firm’s Los Angeles IP group. He
handles all aspects of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret,
unfair competition and computer law, with an emphasis on all
aspects of computer-related technologies and consumer
electronics, including hardware, software, peripherals,
computer-implemented business methods, video games,
smartphones and wireless communication, networking, car
navigation equipment, optical disc players, and television and
other display technologies.
Mr Finkel represents clients in patent and other IP litigation
and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, most often
involving numerous parties and a multitude of patents. He
counsels clients regarding all IP-related legal aspects, domestic
and international, concerning a wide array of technologies.
Mr Finkel drafts and negotiates licence, technology transfer,
teaming, joint venture, source code escrow, multimedia,
software and website development, cloud services and other
internet-related agreements. He also prepares patent
infringement opinions, validity opinions, right-to-use opinions,
and requests and petitions for re-examination and now the
newly adopted post-grant and
inter partes
review. In addition, he
prosecutes patent, trademark and copyright applications.
Mr Finkel is a frequent lecturer at conferences and trade
shows on cutting-edge IP matters. He has spoken at the
Executive Conference of the Internet Conference Expo on law
and the Web, as well as at the National Conference for
Corporate Counsel on opportunities and issues in the Internet.
Mr Finkel is also frequently quoted in leading legal publications,
such as the
San Francisco Daily Journal
, where he was quoted
extensively in an article entitled “Perfecting Patent Procedure.”
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw
725 South Figueroa Street
Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA
United States
+1 213 488 7307
+1 213 629 1033
What clients said
“Mr Finkel is outstanding on many, if not all, fronts
of IP litigation and it is the quality of his legal service
which truly sets him apart.”
“To me, Evan Finkel represents the highest level that
can be achieved by an outside counsel.”
“Mr Finkel has the ability to communicate legal
advice on a level that his non-attorney clients can
understand, never making others feel inferior.”
“Although he works in an outside firm for us, I feel
he is a member of our team.”
Finkel, Evan
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman – Partner |
Winner – Intellectual Property: Patents, United States
Client Choice – International 2013