Andrea Hence Evans, Esq.
Owner, The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC.
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 approximately 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. Prior to working as a Trademark Examining Attorney, Attorney Evans began her career at the USPTO as a Patent Examiner. 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. 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. Currently, the Firm represents a range of clients from independent inventors, entrepreneurs, the Federal Government and Fortune 100 corporations in multiple states and multiple countries. The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC is one of the few law firms in the country to successfully prosecute accelerated patent applications. Through this process, her clients have received US Patents within one year. This is remarkable since it can take 18 months – 24 months before a patent application is typically assigned to a Patent Examiner.
Attorney Evans is an excellent speaker and she has been a panelist for ABA, NBA, AIPLA, Corporate Counsel Women of Color and the American Constitution Society (ACS) DC Lawyer Chapter, and the Government IP Law Association, to name a few.
After learning that by the time a child reaches the third grade, he/she will lose her interest in math or science, Attorney Evans formed KidGINEER, LLC (www.kidgineer.com). The program provides Science, Technology, Engineering and Math hands-on science and enrichment programs for children ages 5-10 in grades K-5. The program has attracted national attention because of the caliber of projects and the advanced courses in which the students participate.
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 was recently awarded the 2011 Nation’s Best Advocate award from the National Bar Association (NBA) and IMPACT and she was recognized for being one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40.
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