Evan L. Kahn is a partner in the Patent Law Group, where he concentrates his practice on high technology patent issues pertaining to a variety of fields, including video, audio, consumer electronics, wireless communications, networking, semiconductors, computer architecture, optics, encryption, and software.
Evan has helped his clients assert their patents in the United States as well as other countries, including Germany, France, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. He has helped the largest consumer electronics companies assert patents pertaining to MPEG-2 compression and other technologies against computer, broadcast television equipment, and DVD disc manufacturers and distributors.
Among other services, he helps his clients select the patents to assert and develop theories of infringement and defend their patents against validity challenges. Evan also has defended his clients who have been sued for patent infringement.
Evan has appeared before the EC Directorate General for Competition and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division in connection with patent pools, assisting his clients in obtaining a favorable negative clearance letter/business review letter, as well as answering questions in connection with an investigation of a pool license by the respective regulatory authority.
Evan’s work has included licensing, patent procurement, and counseling clients on issues of infringement and validity. He has provided noninfringement/invalidity opinions to clients in connection with specific patents and right-to-use/freedom to operate opinions in regard to specific products.
Further, he has assisted clients in setting up their own patent management departments and counseled his clients regarding purchases of patent portfolios, including reviewing the patents and helping assess their value.
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1991
- Associate Editor, Houston Law Review, 1988-1991
- State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 1988, (Electrical Engineering)
Admissions & Qualifications :
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- New York
Court Admissions : U.S. District Court, New York, Southern District
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