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Benjamin E. Evans

Partner

Overview

Ben concentrates his practice on preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications, particularly in the mechanical arts field. He provides his clients with a broad array of intellectual property legal advice, including:

  • Reviewing patentability and clearance searches
  • Conducting due diligence analyses
  • Conducting infringement analyses
  • Attacking competing patents and defending clients’ patents through inter partes reviews (IPR) and ex parte reexaminations
  • Responding to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office actions in the U.S. and abroad

Experience

Notable work includes:

  • Successfully challenged and invalidated a competitor’s patent through an inter partes review
  • Successfully defended a client’s patent in an ex parte reexamination
  • Obtained patent protection for clients in the automotive, construction, mining, manufacturing, energy, and consumer goods sectors

Prior to joining Michael Best, Ben worked for an intellectual property law firm in California. 

Education

Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, The Road Home Dane County
  • Fundraising and Rosenberry Society Member, United Way of Dane County
  • Acting Chair, Adult Education Subcommittee of Publication Education Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin
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