SDIPLA Evening Event: Thursday, January 18, 2024 - Foley & Lardner

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
Time: Networking 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Presentation 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Foley & Lardner LLP, 11988 El Camino Real, Suite 400, CA 92130.

This program will qualify for 1 hour of general CLE credit.

In 2023, there were several significant patent-related cases that made notable impacts on the legal landscape.  In this presentation, we will explore patent cases from 2023 at different levels of the judiciary, as well as cases to keep an eye on for 2024.  We will analyze the effects of these cases and provide practical tips for navigating the case law when determining patent strategy and preparing and prosecuting patent applications.



Evan Glass is an associate and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Evan counsels clients in intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patents. His experience includes patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance, due diligence, and infringement and validity analysis. He is a member of the Electronics Practice.

Evan provides patent counsel in a broad range of technologies related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, data storage and database management, gaming systems, software algorithms and applications, virtualization technologies, blockchain integration, Internet services, Internet of Things (IoT), electromechanical control systems, 5G communications networks, and energy systems. In doing so, Evan services a broad range of clients ranging from emerging start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Evan has counseled clients with an emphasis on machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques in a variety of different technologies. In providing counsel, Evan has counseled clients regarding obtaining patents for different machine learning training methods, for improvements to existing machine learning techniques, and for different machine learning algorithm use cases. Examples of areas in which Evan has obtained protection over the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning include clinical data analysis, financial technology, network performance improvements, image analysis and improvement, chatbots, and building and energy automation systems.

While at Indiana University, Evan served as a research assistant for Professor Mark Janis and participated in the Intellectual Property Clinic, where he drafted patent applications, filed office action responses, and performed initial patentability searches for local inventors and startups.

Prior to joining Foley, Evan worked as a summer associate at an IP boutique in Indianapolis.


Christopher Brunnquell assists organizations with patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance, freedom-to-operate analysis, and infringement and validity analysis. Chris has also supported litigation matters, including conducting research, drafting claim charts, and brief drafting. He is a member of the Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice Group.

Chris has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of technical fields, including fuel cell technology, medical devices, aerospace, construction equipment, solar energy, outdoor power equipment, power plant control systems, inkjet and laserjet printing technology, building automation, financial services technologies, photoluminescent aircraft markers, and sustainable building materials.

In law school, Chris co-wrote an appeal brief on behalf of a client of Northwestern Law School’s Center on Wrongful Convictions leading to the overturning of his murder conviction and his release from prison. Chris was the director of development of the Northwestern Intellectual Property Law Society and executive articles editor of the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.

Prior to law school, Chris was a mechanical engineer in the Seattle area, where he designed tooling for aircraft assembly lines.