Charles L. Evans
Charles L. Evans has over fifteen years of experience in the areas of corporate, technology, and intellectual property law. He has worked in both private practice and as in-house counsel for a computer software company in the Raleigh area. His experience in intellectual property law includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and due diligence.
Mr. Evans is a registered patent attorney who assists clients with the preparation and prosecution of U.S., PCT, and foreign patent applications primarily in the electronics and computer software arts. He advises clients regarding the selection, use, and protection of trademarks and service marks. In addition, Mr. Evans conducts intellectual property due diligence reviews for clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and credit facilities. He also negotiates and drafts business and intellectual property agreements, including assignment, license, confidentiality, distribution, reseller, and software support agreements.
Mr. Evans represents emerging growth, software, and technology companies. He has a proven record of providing high-quality legal services and creative solutions to the complex legal challenges faced by clients in today’s competitive marketplace.
Areas of Practice
Cellular devices and software
Financial and banking systems
RFID and tracking technology
B.S. | Electrical Engineering | North Carolina State University, cum laude
B.S. | Computer Engineering | North Carolina State University, cum laude
J.D. | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
United States Patent & Trademark Office
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
North Carolina Bar Association
Wake County Bar Association
U.S. Export Control of Encryption Software: Efforts to Protect National Security Threaten the U.S. Software Industry’s Ability to Compete in Foreign Markets, 19 N.C. J. Int’l L. & Com. Reg. 469