Evan Finkel

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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South Figueroa Street 725
Los Angeles 90017 CA US

Evan Finkel, leader of Pillsbury’s Los Angeles Intellectual Property group, handles all aspects of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and computer law. Evan’s practice has a particular focus on all aspects of computer-related technologies and consumer electronics.

He has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in IP litigation and post-grant proceedings, as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings, most often involving numerous parties and a multitude of patents.

He negotiates technology agreements, prepares IP-related opinions and prosecutes and manages portfolios relating to patents, trademarks and copyrights. He also frequently spearheads IP due diligence in corporate mergers and acquisitions.


  • Secured an $18 million settlement payment to Toshiba Corp. in a patent infringement action against a Taiwanese competitor over DVD technology, and later won a $13 million arbitration award, confirmed on appeal, for further royalties due under the settlement agreement.
  • Represented patent owner Globeride Inc. in an inter partes review proceeding in which all challenged claims of Globeride’s patent on an “Oscillate Mechanism for a Fishing Spinning Reel” were found patentable over the prior art.
  • Represented petitioner Medtronic in three inter partes review proceedings in which all challenged claims to a “Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement” were found unpatentable by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a ruling the Federal Circuit affirmed on appeal.
  • Represented petitioner MasterImage 3D in an inter partes review proceeding in which all challenged claims to a “Polarization Conversion Systems for Stereoscopic Projection” were found unpatentable.
  • Represented Toshiba Corp. in a suit against the then-largest Korean manufacturer of personal computers for infringement of six patents, in both district court and bankruptcy court.
  • Represented Intermix Media LLC (f/k/a eUniverse Inc.) in defending suit for infringement of patent on “Prize Redemption System for Games” asserted against online tournament games.
  • Represented Yamaha Corp. of America in defending suit for infringement of four patents asserted against network audio and theater products that support Ethernet connectivity.


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1981
  • B.S., State University of New York, Binghamton, 1978

ADMISSIONS : California


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Courts, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


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