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Nicholas L. Evoy
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5098 nevoy@cov.com Download V-card

Nicholas Evoy is a litigator with a focus on patent and intellectual property disputes. He has worked on matters at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and in U.S. district courts throughout the country.

Mr. Evoy is knowledgeable regarding a diverse set of technologies, and has worked on matters involving semiconductor technologies, surgical methods, networking, consumer electronics, cable television user interfaces, and engine control systems. Before becoming a lawyer, and while pursuing his law degree, Mr. Evoy worked as a Primary Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) focusing on medical imaging, devices, and diagnostics.

  • Represent a microelectronics company in a settlement enforcement action involving MEMS microphones for mobile phones in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Represent a mail processing company in an appeal from a covered business method review proceeding at the Federal Circuit.
  • Represent a leading pharmaceutical company in a Hatch-Waxman patent litigation against generic drug manufacturers in the District of New Jersey.
  • Represent a microelectronics company in inter partes review proceedings defending patents relating to semiconductor package designs at the PTAB.
  • Represent 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.
  • Represent a government contractor in a Section 1498(a) patent dispute relating to diesel engine technology at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and at the PTAB.
  • Represent a cable television technology company in a patent infringement investigation under Section 337 at the ITC.
  • Represent a venture-backed start-up company in a patent litigation relating to location tracking technology in retail stores in the District of Connecticut.
  • Represent a leading consumer electronics company in four inter partes review proceedings challenging patents relating to touchscreen technology at the PTAB.

Pro Bono

  • Represent indigent tenants in D.C. Superior Court eviction proceedings against local landlords.
  • Represent 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 (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)