Evan Kline-Wedeen is a registered patent attorney whose intellectual property law practice encompasses patent preparation and prosecution, IP litigation, patent post-issuance proceedings, and product clearance and legal opinions. He drafts responses and performs technical due diligence for appeal and post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and supports the litigation team in other matters through legal research and document preparation.
Evan drafts patent applications directed to a variety of arts, primarily working with clients engaged in the fields of biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and material science.
While attending Chicago-Kent College of Law, Evan gained experience in IP law as a law clerk with Fitch Even and at two other Chicago-area boutiques. His responsibilities at these firms included preparing appeal briefs, drafting patent applications, responding to office actions, and performing prior art searches.
In addition, Evan served as a volunteer law clerk at the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub, assisting attorneys with filing patent applications and providing pro bono legal assistance to low-income inventors. He also spent a year working as a legal research assistant at The Law Lab at Chicago-Kent.
During his final year in law school, Evan and his teammate took top honors at the national finals of the INTA Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, winning best oral argument and second place for brief. Evan was recognized with several other academic honors during his law school and undergraduate years.
Limestone Memory Systems LLC v. Micron Technology, Inc. et al. (C.D. Cal. 2015–20). Member of litigation team that represented plaintiff Limestone in enforcement actions related to semiconductor memory chip design. Assisted in the drafting of discovery briefing, the drafting of infringement claim charts, and the preparation of expert reports. Case settled shortly before trial.
United States Gypsum Co. v. National Gypsum Corp. (D. Del. 2017–19). Member of litigation team that represented plaintiff USG in asserting infringement of several patents related to lightweight gypsum boards and their methods of formation. Assisted in legal research for preparing expert reports and in pre-trial discovery processes. Case settled after completion of fact and expert discovery phases.
Prepares and prosecutes utility applications for a large multinational medical supply manufacturer and distributor. Performed analysis and intake of company’s extensive patent portfolio.
Prepares and prosecutes utility applications for a global manufacturer of garage door openers and accessories.
Prepared and prosecuted provisional application relating to snowboard binding technology for an independent inventor.
Prepared provisional application relating to electronic disassembly devices for a large manufacturer of electronic information disposal equipment.
Analyzed prior art and prepared multiple invalidity/non-infringement clearance opinions for a global automotive parts manufacturer.
Analyzed prior art and prepared multiple invalidity/non-infringement opinions for a midsized global manufacturer of conveyor belt fasteners, cleaners, and maintenance products.