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.
IPWatchdog | March 02, 2020
Washington, DC, Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon wrote this contributed article about the possible impact of proposed legislation that would overturn eBay v. MercExchange, an important Supreme Court decision regarding patent litigation.
Tech Transfer Tactics | February 18, 2020
Intellectual Property partners Evan Langdon of Washington, DC, and Shawn Hansen and Seth Levy of Los Angeles co-wrote this article explaining how the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) can be a “powerfully effective venue” for patent protection. Evan, Shawn, and Seth are leading the NP team representing the University of California in an investigation pending at the ITC concerning LED lightbulb technology. Read the full article on techtransfercentral.com.
IPWatchdog | February 16, 2020
Washington, DC, Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon co-wrote this contributed article with IPWatchdog founder and CEO Gene Quinn, analyzing the International Trade Commission’s role as an important forum for patent owners in light of the Supreme Court’s eBay decision.
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Villanova University, BME, cum laude
District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit