Andrea Hence Evans, Esq. launched the intellectual property law practice, The
Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC. Attorney Evans career path is unique
since she worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for
5 years as both a patent examiner and a trademark examining attorney after
graduating from law school.
While working as a Trademark Examining Attorney, she examined all types of
trademarks including design marks, word marks, Madrid applications, and
configuration trademark applications to determine eligibility for registration on
the Principal or Supplemental Register. This examination included conducting a
search using the USPTO automated search tools to determine whether the
applicant’s mark was similar to prior pending applications and also whether the
goods or services were closely related to registrant’s such that there is a
likelihood of confusion as defined under Trademark Act Section 2(d). Extensive
legal research was also conducted to determine whether or not the applicant’s
proposed mark was descriptive, misdescriptive, a surname, geographically
descriptive or geographically misdescriptive as defined under Trademark Act
Sections 2(e)(1), 2(e)(2), 2(e)(3) and 2(e)(4), respectively.
Prior to working as a Trademark Examining Attorney, Attorney Evans began her
career at the USPTO as a Patent Examiner. As a Patent Examiner, she examined
patent applications in the electrical and mechanical engineering areas featuring
printing, keyboards and time measuring devices. She researched prior art using
USPTO automated tools to determine whether the applications complied with
patent laws and rules such as novelty (Section 102) and obviousness (Section
103). She is extremely familiar with patent and trademark policies, procedures
and USPTO guidelines.
Andrea Hence Evans, Esq. is a graduate of The George Washington Law School
in Washington, DC. While attending law school, she took advantage of the
school’s world renowned intellectual property curriculum and studied and
excelled in the following courses: patent law, unfair competition and trademark
law, computer law and international comparative patent law.
During the school year and summers, Attorney Evans worked at Staas &
Halsey,LLP in Washington, DC as a law clerk where she assisted in writing patent
infringement reports to clients who were considering whether or not to file
patents as well as for patent owners. Also, Attorney Evans worked at Pennie &
Edmonds, LLP in the Washington, DC office as a summer associate where she
worked in the mechanical engineering group on patent prosecution and patent
litigation projects including legal research and writing, prior art searches and
writing patent applications.
Attorney Evans is a graduate of Spelman College and Georgia Institute of
Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia, where she obtained a Bachelors
of Science in mathematics and a Bachelors of Civil Engineering, respectively.
She participated in a 5 year dual degree engineering program. After high
school, she received the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) full tuition
academic scholarship to Spelman College and Georgia Tech from NASA and
worked on numerous engineering projects at Johnson Space Center in Houston,
Texas as a summer intern.
Andrea Hence Evans, Esq. is a member of the Texas bar and the United States
Supreme Court bar. She is also a registered Patent Attorney.
She received the 2011 Nation’s Best Advocate of the Year award and the
Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 award from the National Bar
Association (NBA) and IMPACT.
Andrea H. Evans, Esq.
•Former Patent Examiner at the United States
Patent and Trademark Office
•Former Trademark Examining Attorney at the
United States Patent and Trademark Office
•JD, The George Washington Law School;
•Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Georgia
Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA
•Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Spelman
College; Atlanta, GA
•Texas State Bar
•United States Patent and Trademark Office
•United States Supreme Court Bar
•2011 Nations Best Advocate (Impact/NBA)
•2014 White House STEM Champion of Change
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