R. Evan Glass



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.

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

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.

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “Patent Eligibility for Software-Based Inventions, Including Drafting Tips from Recent Fed. Circ. Patent Eligibility Rulings,” myLawCLE (December 20, 2022)
  • Co-author, "Web IP Ruling Illustrates Ways To Clear Hurdles To Eligibility," Innovative Technology Insights - Foley.com (November 4, 2022)

  • Co-author, "Key Strategies For Patenting Big Data Solutions," Innovative Technology Insights - Foley.com (April 21, 2022)

  • Presenter, “Addressing Patent Eligibility Challenges to Create Enforceable Patents,” SDIPLA (February 24, 2022)

  • Co-author, "Apple Sets Enforcement Date for In-App Account Deletion Requirements and Reminds Developers to Comply with Privacy Laws and Privacy Notices," Innovative Technology Insights - Foley.com (October 18, 2021)

  • Co-author, "Contracting for Artificial Intelligence, Part 1: Introduction," Innovative Technology Insights - Foley.com (April 29, 2021)

  • Co-author, "Top European Court Rules Pre-Checked Cookie Consent Boxes Invalid," Foley.com (October 11, 2019)


Evan earned his law degree from Indiana University (J.D., cum laude, 2018). While in law school, Evan was a research assistant for Professor Mark Janis. As a research assistant, Evan researched emerging patentability issues regarding section 101 and design patent case law. Evan also participated in the Intellectual Property Clinic at Indiana University, where he drafted patent applications, filed office action responses, and performed initial patentability searches for local inventors and startups. Prior to law school, he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University (B.S., 2015).


Evan is admitted to practice in California. He is also registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.