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Nicholas Evoy works with technology and life sciences companies to navigate business-critical patent and intellectual property disputes. He has represented clients before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Court of Federal Claims, and district courts throughout the country. He has also represented clients on appeal at the Federal Circuit and before the United States Supreme Court.

  • Successfully represented a mail processing company as petitioner before the United States Supreme Court, which reversed an adverse Federal Circuit decision involving the federal government’s efforts to invalidate patents through administrative challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 
  • Representing a leading agricultural equipment manufacturer in a patent infringement action involving planters and seeding technology in the District of Delaware.
  • Representing a leading pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement actions relating to drugs for treating certain types of leukemia and lymphoma in the District of Delaware.   
  • Represented a leading pharmaceutical company at the Federal Circuit in an appeal from an inter partes review proceeding involving a patent relating to a biologic for treating cancer patients.
  • Represented a microelectronics company in a settlement enforcement action involving MEMS microphones for mobile phones in the Northern District of Illinois.    
  • Represented a leading pharmaceutical company in a Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action against generic drug manufacturers in the District of New Jersey.
  • Represented a microelectronics company in inter partes review proceedings defending patents relating to semiconductor package designs at the PTAB.    
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in a federal false advertising lawsuit under the Lanham Act regarding infant lung surfactant treatment in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
  • Represented a government contractor in a Section 1498(a) patent dispute relating to diesel engine technology at the Court of Federal Claims and at the PTAB.
  • Represented a cable television technology company in a patent infringement investigation under Section 337 at the ITC.
  • Represented a venture-backed start-up company in a patent infringement action relating to location tracking technology in retail stores in the District of Connecticut.
  • Represented a leading consumer electronics company in four inter partes review proceedings challenging patents relating to touchscreen technology at the PTAB.

Pro Bono

  • Representing a detainee at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections in a federal civil rights action asserting claims of excessive force and other constitutional violations in the District of Maryland.
  • Represented tenants in D.C. Superior Court eviction proceedings against local landlords.
  • Represented complainants and respondents in domestic violence civil protection order proceedings in D.C. Superior Court.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Primary Patent Examiner, Medical Imaging Systems, Surgical Devices, and Diagnostic Testing (2009-2015)
  • Hon. Susan G. Braden, United States Court of Federal Claims, Judicial Intern (2014)
  • Hon. Thomas B. Pender, United States International Trade Commission, Judicial Intern (2014)
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll - High Honors (2016-2018)