Nathan Evans is a registered patent attorney with Woods Rogers who focuses on intellectual property (IP)—including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He helps companies in a variety of industries protect and monetize their IP rights.

Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Nathan counsels clients in virtually all IP-related topics, including litigation, patent preparation and prosecution, opinions, enforcement strategies, and licensing. He has worked on matters before state and federal district courts, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board), the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Nathan has prosecuted many patent applications before the USPTO and has been involved with the post-grant review process. His litigation experience also includes cases involving the infringement, validity, and enforceability of patents covering AstraZeneca’s Crestor and Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa and Evista pharmaceuticals. In addition to prosecution and litigation regarding pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, he has participated in matters involving electrical and mechanical engineering, computer software applications, medical devices, networking solutions, cellular phone technology, multilayer plastic films, paper products, clothing articles, pultruded and extruded structural articles, and optical discs (CDs).

Nathan has substantial experience with India’s patent laws and co-chaired an American Bar Association subcommittee on changes to Indian patent law. He also acted as a co-chair of a subcommittee of the Patent System Policy Planning Division Committee. He now serves as Immediate Past President of the Virginia Bar Association’s IP Council, Virginia Business magazine has recognized Nathan as a “Legal Elite” for multiple years, and he has been named a “10 Best” Attorney in the Intellectual Property Division by the American Institute of Legal Counsel ™.

Nathan double-majored in biology and psychology at the University of Virginia before entering law school. He writes and speaks on various topics, including IP issues generally, patent laws in India, and prescription drug licensing. Nathan was a judge for the 2019 Apex Entrepreneur Challenge Finals, Virginia Tech’s annual entrepreneurship event. He joined the Woods Rogers Charlottesville office in 2013.

Thought Leadership

Published Articles

Turn Ideas Into Valuable Intellectual Property Assets,” Lynchburg Business, October 2016

Patenting Computer Software Applications: The New Wild West,” CBIC Blog, March 2015


Webinars

“IP Enforcement Webinar,” VirginiaBio, September 2016

“Who Owns Your Intellectual Property?”, Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC), August 2015

Representative Cases

Nathan’s patent experience includes:

  • Acted as lead counsel and successfully orally argued for Petitioner having multi-billion dollar valuation in USPTO post-grant review relating to cybersecurity/data privacy software technology. Institution granted and challenged patent claims invalidated (USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board)
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in federal patent litigation case. Case settled favorably. MP Acquisition, LLC d/b/a MOPEC v. Landmark Technology A, LLC, 2:21-cv-10309-AJT-KGA (Eastern District of Michigan 2021)
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in federal patent litigation case. Case settled favorably. Beauty Industry Group Opco, LLC v. Landmark Technology A, LLC, 2:20-cv-00590-JCB (District of Utah November 2020)
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in litigation relating to e-commerce platform. Case settled favorably. Fink’s Jewelers, Inc. v. Landmark Technology A, LLC, 7:20-cv-00336-EKD (W.D. Va. July 2020)
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in litigation relating to e-commerce platform. Case settled favorably. Salem Tools, Inc. v. Landmark Technology A, LLC, 7:19-cv-00738-EKD (W.D. Va. Dec. 2019)
  • Lead counsel for defendants in litigation relating to shoe technology. Successfully mediated. Rothy’s, Inc. v. JKM Technologies, LLC et al., 3:18CV00067 (W.D. Va. 2018)
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in litigation relating to e-commerce platform. Case settled favorably. Moore & Giles, Inc. v. Landmark Technology, LLC, 6:18-cv-00052-NKM (W.D. Va. 2018)
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in litigation relating to trademark dispute. Successfully mediated. Virginia Industrial Plastics, Inc. v. Cabinet Saver LLC (W.D. Va. 2018)
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in litigation relating to medical device technology. Case settled favorably. Human Design Medical, LLC v. My Health, Inc., 1:16-cv-00767 (D. Del. 2016)
  • Successfully argued patent claim construction issues in favorable Markman ruling (W.D. Va. 2015)
  • Successfully helped defend lucrative electrical engineering patent and license in significant jury trial victory (S.D.N.Y. 2013)
  • In re Rosuvastatin Calcium Patent Litigation (D. Del.). Helped successfully obtain determination of infringement, validity, and enforceability of an Orange Book listed patent for AstraZeneca over the drug product Crestor®
  • Eli Lilly & Co. v. Zenith Goldline Pharms., Inc. (S.D. Ind., Fed. Cir.). Helped successfully obtain determination of infringement, validity, and enforceability of an Orange Book listed patent for Eli Lilly over the drug product Zyprexa®
  • Active in other successful Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) patent infringement litigations defending challenges to pharmaceutical patents, including patents on Eli Lilly and Company’s Evista® pharmaceutical

Attorney Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

  • Central Virginia Small Business Development Center | Trademarks: The Value of Protecting Your Business Goodwill
    November 11, 2021
  • The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) | Emerging Global Trends in IP in AR, VR, and MR Domains
    August 26, 2021
  • Virginia Bar Association Summer Meeting | Into the Breach: Practical Guidance on Cybersecurity Incidents
    July 23, 2021
  • Virginia Bar Association | (Moderator) NFTs and Cryptocurrencies- Legal Overview and Recent Developments
    June 10, 2021
  • Cville Biohub | Smooth Operations: Insider tips to run your biotech company
    November 17, 2020
  • Virginia Bio and Ampel BioSolutions | Everything You Wanted to Know About Patent Law but Were Afraid to Ask
    February 28, 2020
  • Virginia Bar Association | Intellectual Property / Business CLE
    January 24, 2020
  • NIH & NSF SBIR Phase I, II & Commercialization Workshop | IP Strategies for SBIR Applicants & Awardees
    October 17, 2019
  • Virginia Bar Association 129th Summer Meeting | The Year in IPIT Law
    July 21, 2019
  • Entrepreneur's Edge | Protect Your Tech: IP Strategies in the Innovation Age
    May 29, 2019
  • Virginia Law Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Club Meeting | Advising Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies on IP-related Issues
    October 16, 2018
  • Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council/RAMP Accelerator | Legal Issues for Startups
    September 15, 2018
  • Virginia Bar Association | The Year in IP and IT Law
    July 20, 2018

Seminars + Events

  • Using Intellectual Property as a Business Asset
    May 10, 2018

Recognition