Stephen Evans


Four Seagate
Eighth Floor
Toledo, Ohio 43604


Steve Evans is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property group.  Steve is primarily responsible for managing the intellectual property department of a Fortune 500 client that has outsourced its function to Marshall Melhorn.  Steve oversees the client’s intellectual property operations on a global basis.  Steve’s practice also includes advanced domestic patent and trademark prosecution, and a wide range of intellectual property investigations and opinions.

Representative Matters

  • Advising in-house counsel and corporate officers on intellectual property strategies;
  • Selection and workflow management of foreign counsel for IP matters throughout the world; 
  • Intellectual property due diligence analysis for divestitures and acquisitions;
  • Agreements on IP matters including development and collaboration agreements, licensing and confidentiality and non-compete agreements;
  • Dozens of presentations and articles on all aspects of intellectual property;
  • Domestic patent and trademark prosecution; and
  • Non-infringement, freedom-to-operate, and invalidity opinions.


J.D., 1998, cum laude, University of Toledo
B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, 1994, The Ohio State University


United States Patent and Trademark Office