Evan is the leader of the International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 team. He focuses on Section 337 investigations before the ITC, intellectual property litigation in U.S. District Courts, and appeals before the Federal Circuit. Evan counsels clients on the nuances of navigating fast-paced Section 337 litigation involving patents, trademarks, and trade dress, and other unfair acts.
My practice is dedicated to representing U.S. and foreign companies on intellectual property matters before the ITC and U.S. District Courts. Leveraging my mechanical engineering background and past experience as a primary examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, I litigate disputes across a wide variety of industries including LED lighting devices, mobile electronic devices and chipsets, data processing systems, semiconductors, lighting control devices, consumer electronics and accessories, shoes, household appliances, automotive, and various mechanical devices.
I have represented clients in more than thirty Section 337 investigations in all phases of litigation. I am adept at navigating the unique and complex procedural and technical issues of Section 337 investigations, and the rigorous economic analyses required for domestic industry and public interest. I also guide clients through post-investigation enforcement efforts.
In today’s IP litigation landscape, complex global IP disputes are taking place at the ITC. Section 337 investigations are often a component of larger multi-jurisdictional intellectual property disputes. Sophisticated companies are choosing the ITC’s accelerated proceedings and broad remedial orders as an effective alternative or complement to U.S. District Court litigation. Because of its speed, the Section 337 investigations tend to be the driving force in resolving these disputes.
District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Villanova University, BME, cum laude
An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.
In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.
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