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Posted by Invention101 on October 2, 2018 in Welcome to All About Inventing! |

Thanks so much for helping to make All About Inventing Everything You Need to Know About Patents From a Former USPTO Patent Examiner & Patent Attorney a NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER.

This book will empower you to understand the USPTO patent system. Don’t bury your invention in your backyard! Protect it!!

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Attorney Andrea Evans’ Interviewed on ABC’s Midday Maryland! #allaboutinventing

Posted by Invention101 on September 12, 2018 in Welcome to All About Inventing! |


Make48 Season 2, Episode 1- Link to Watch and My Feedback! @gomake48

Posted by Invention101 on September 10, 2018 in Welcome to All About Inventing! |
WOW! Were you able to tune into Season 2, Episode 1 of Make48? Kudos to all contestants who took on the challenge to invent and solve a problem in only 48 hours.  Many of you know, it can take years to invent the next big thing, but what would you invent in only 48 hours?
The day started with 12 teams from across the country being given the challenge – OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT! In fact, as a patent attorney on the show, I learned about the topic when I arrived at the show for taping.  With the pressure of the clock ticking and the excitement of other teams in the room, teams hit the ground running and brainstormed their inventions.  I sat down with teams on the show and researched their inventions to determine if their inventions would be infringing on existing patents and also to determine if their inventions were patentable.
I received a great question from a viewer about my discussion with Team Believe.  After researching their invention, I found prior art that appeared to read on their invention.  Prior art is “anything” prior to your invention being filed. For example, a publication, a pending patent application or even an expired patent may be considered prior art.  I found an expired patent that appeared to have the same features and functions.  First, even if the contestants proceeded with that identical invention, they would not be infringing on the patent because it was expired and you cannot infringe on an expired patent.  It’s fair game for anyone to make an invention disclosed in an expired patent.  However, for patentablity purposes the team needed to have a feature that was useful, novel and non-obvious.  As you saw, they created a new mounting system for the light structure and that feature distinguished their invention from the prior art.
It’s critical to research your invention before investing in making it or filing for a patent application! Feel free to contact The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC, if we can help you to determine if your invention is patentable! Schedule a consultation! 

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@evansiplaw new book! #AllAboutInventing

Posted by Invention101 on August 8, 2018 in Welcome to All About Inventing! |

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It’s @evansiplaw #anniversary!

Posted by Invention101 on July 17, 2018 in Welcome to All About Inventing! |

It’s the Firm’s 11th anniversary! WOW! Thank you for your continued support and trust of your intellectual property with The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC! 😍 Times flies!




We’ve accomplished so many things in these 11 years from awards, tv appearances, speeches, legal victories and more! I’m most proud that my clients trust my Firm with their patents, trademarks and copyrights! You have a choice of your legal counsel and I’m thankful that you all continue to choose my Firm. Cheers to many more years of IP success to The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC and to YOU! – Andrea


#PRECEDENT Trans-High Corp. v. JFC Tobacco Corp.

Posted by Invention101 on July 16, 2018 in Welcome to All About Inventing! |

Opposer, Trans-High Corporation filed a Notice of Opposition against Applicant, JFC Tobacco Corp., owner of the mark HIGH HEMP for cigar wraps made from hemp, cigarette papers made from hemp, Tobacco, Flavored tobacco, hookah tobacco and leaf tobacco.  Opposer has used the mark HIGH TIMES for its magazine covering marijuana and hemp related topics.  Applicant, JFC Tobacco Corp. is represented by The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC.

Discovery was set to close on January 22, 2018.  Opposer served discovery on December 22, 2018.  Applicant filed its discovery requests on January 10, 2018, where responses would be due on February 9, 2018, after the close of discovery.  Opposer noted that the requests were untimely since responses would be due after the close of the discovery.  Applicant sought an extension of time from Opposer but received no response from opposing counsel. Applicant filed a Motion To Extend The Deadline to Close of Discovery and Extend Deadline for Applicant to Respond to Discovery, noting that Applicant had delays due to the hurricane in Puerto Rico and that it was difficult to reach Applicant during the Winter holidays.

The TTAB noted that the appropriate standard for allowing an extension of a specified time prior to the expiration of that period is “good cause” and not “excusable neglect.” Opposer argued in its motion that the standard should be excusable neglect and not good cause.

The TTAB GRANTED Applicant’s motion since Applicant demonstrated the requisite good cause to warrant the extension of time to respond and to extend discovery.


JFC Tobacco Corp. is represented by THE LAW FIRM OF ANDREA HENCE EVANS, LLC.


**BOOK ALERT** It’s time to PREORDER All About Inventing!

Posted by Invention101 on June 27, 2018 in Welcome to All About Inventing! |


For people who need help navigating the patent office, All About Inventing Everything You Need To Know About Patents From a Former USPTO Patent Examiner & Patent Attorney is invaluable. Andrea Hence Evans, former patent examiner at the USPTO and current patent attorney, has written this book to explain different types of patents, patent prosecution, how to avoid and correct rejections, and more! This book will help you understand your options to protect your invention and help you navigate your patent application through the USPTO.

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Invention-Con 2018 #Speaker @USPTO

Posted by Invention101 on June 20, 2018 in Welcome to All About Inventing! |

Invention-Con 2018 is a free, two-day independent inventors’ conference to inform and equip inventors and small businesses with intellectual property know-how! The conference will be held at the USPTO headquarters on August 17-18, 2018 in Alexandria, VA!

Here’s the FULL AGENDA!

Andrea H. Evans, Esq. is scheduled to teach you all about the PERFECT PITCH on 8/18/2018 at 12:30-1:30pm.  REGISTRATION IS FREE AND REQUIRED!

REGISTER HERE! See you there!


Dr. Dre Loses Trademark Claim Against Pittsburgh Sex Expert ‘Dr. Drai’ (CBS Pittsburgh)

Posted by Invention101 on May 20, 2018 in Welcome to All About Inventing! |


Andre Young (Dr. Dre) vs. Draion M. Burch DO (Dr. Drai) #trademarkdispute #investinyouridea

Posted by Invention101 on May 5, 2018 in Welcome to All About Inventing! |

Breaking News! On 10/28/2015, Andre Young (Dr. Dre) filed trademark oppositions against Dr. Drai, OBGYN.  Dr. Dre opposed the registration of Dr. Drai’s marks for 1) likelihood of confusion and 2) a false suggestion of connection. On May 3, 2018, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) at the USPTO DISMISSED Dr. Dre’s claims and Dr. Drai’s trademarks will proceed to registration.


Represented by The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC, Dr. Drai filed two trademark applications, Dr. Drai and Dr. Drai and design for primarily medical, educational and entertainment services.

Dr. Dre argued that his trademark was “strong” but the TTAB noted that most of the articles he provided as evidence were either hearsay or did not feature stories about Dr. Dre’s brand or his goods or services, but simply mentioned him in a larger context. Dr. Dre argued that Dr. Drai’s educational and entertainment services were related because consumers would perceive that the services Dr. Drai provides are related to musical composition and production services in entertainment.

The Board noted that the Dr. Dre mark is strong in the music field; however, the music services of Dr. Dre were not related to Dr. Drai’s services such that there would be a likelihood of confusion.

Regarding the false connection argument, the Board questioned whether Dr. Dre’s reputation as a musician and producer is of such a nature that when the Dr. Drai marks are used in connection with its goods and services consumers would understand the goods and services to refer to Dr. Dre.  The Board ruled that there is no evidence to establish that Dr. Dre’s music reputation is such a nature that a connection with Dr. Drai’s medical services would be presumed.

In response to receiving a cease and desist letter, Dr. Drai testified, “I was just appalled how someone would think that I wanted to be them and I actually went to medical school. … I was hurt that someone was attacking me in my position as being a doctor. And I earned the right to be a physician.”

Represented by The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC, Attorney Andrea Evans commented,  “I am proud to represent Dr. Drai and even prouder that he did not back down when Dr. Dre pursued these oppositions.  We stood by our client who simply created the Dr. Drai brand because Drai is his nickname and he is an actual medical doctor.”

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