Awards & Rankings 08.15.18
Impressive Showing Includes Five “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions
Evan Finkel represents the highest level that can be achieved by an outside counsel. [He] 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.
Evan Finkel, leader of Pillsbury’s Los Angeles Intellectual Property group, handles all aspects of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and computer law.
Evan’s practice has a particular focus on all aspects of computer-related technologies and consumer electronics. He has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in IP litigation and post-grant proceedings, as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings, most often involving numerous parties and a multitude of patents. He negotiates technology agreements, prepares IP-related opinions and prosecutes and manages portfolios relating to patents, trademarks and copyrights. He also frequently spearheads IP due diligence in corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Secured an $18 million settlement payment to Toshiba Corp. in a patent infringement action against a Taiwanese competitor over DVD technology, and later won a $13 million arbitration award, confirmed on appeal, for further royalties due under the settlement agreement.
Represented patent owner Globeride Inc. in an inter partes review proceeding in which all challenged claims of Globeride’s patent on an “Oscillate Mechanism for a Fishing Spinning Reel” were found patentable over the prior art.
Represented Epson America Inc. in defending suit for infringement of patent to “LAN with Dynamically Selectable Multiple Operational Capabilities” in which the Court granted summary judgment of non-infringement, a ruling the Federal Circuit affirmed on appeal.
Honors & Awards
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1981
Order of the Coif, Thurston Honor Society (top 5% of class)
B.S., State University of New York, Binghamton, 1978
Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Courts, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Courts of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court