Senniger Powers LLP
100 N. Broadway, 17th Floor
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Robert M. Evans, Jr. focuses his practice on litigating complex intellectual property disputes. With more than twenty five years of experience, he has litigated numerous cases in federal courts around the country and has worked in nearly every major business center in the United States, including 28 states and the District of Columbia, in the course of taking depositions, arguing motions, obtaining temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, trying cases, and arguing appeals. Mr. Evans' extensive knowledge, background, and expertise allow him to provide clients the thorough and timely tactical advice needed to successfully resolve complex disputes.
Mr. Evans' practice covers a wide range of IP-related matters including patent infringement, post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, such as inter partes review proceedings and interferences, trade secret infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition, and antitrust cases. In addition to winning jury verdicts for plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes patent litigation, he has won summary judgment in a large number of complex patent cases where the plaintiff has made demand for tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. His experience handling matters at the appellate level is substantial as he has successfully briefed and argued many cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Mr. Evans' patent and trade secret lawsuits have concerned electronic circuits and electrical controls, computer systems and software, telephone systems and software, voting equipment, organic and inorganic chemistry, semiconductors, LEDs, life sciences reagents and processes, medical and dental products, and manufactured and industrial products. His trademark and unfair competition lawsuits have included marks and competition in manufacturing, electronics, chemical and life sciences industries, power industry, financial services industry, entertainment industry and food services industry. He has also handled several copyright lawsuits.
Mr. Evans received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1985 from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated summa cum laude. In 1988, he received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Evans currently serves on Senniger Powers' Executive Committee as Chief Financial Partner. He is also the Group Leader of the Firm's Litigation Practice. Mr. Evans is Past-President of the Patent and Trademark Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He was an adjunct professor at Washington University's School of Electrical Engineering from 1995-2001.