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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.

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.

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-Presenter, “A Year in Review of Important Patent Cases from 2023,” SDIPLA (January 19, 2024)
  • Presenter, “Recent Developments and Cases to Keep an Eye on regarding Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Law,” SDIPLA (April 27, 2023)
  • 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)

27 February 2024 Article

New Hydrogen Regulations Show The Need For IP Protections

In the dynamic world of renewable energy, hydrogen technology stands as one of the main pillars of sustainable progress.
04 November 2022 Innovative Technology Insights

Web IP Ruling Illustrates Ways To Clear Hurdles To Eligibility

A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has clarified some aspects of patent eligibility for software-based inventions.
21 April 2022 Blogs

Key Strategies For Patenting Big Data Solutions

Solutions for collating, analyzing, and monetizing big data are in high demand, with companies rushing to augment their strategies with cutting edge technologies. But with shifting regulatory standards, what are the key steps that can be taken to future-proof the protection of these innovations?
18 October 2021 Blogs

Apple Sets Enforcement Date for In-App Account Deletion Requirements and Reminds Developers to Comply with Privacy Laws and Privacy Notices

Apple announced that applications must also enable users to initiate deletion of their accounts from within the application. Learn more about why this matters.
29 April 2021 Blogs

Contracting for Artificial Intelligence, Part 1: Introduction

The characteristics and design methodology of AI technology is very different from that of conventional software and, as a result, the legal issues when contracting for AI goods and services are fundamentally different than the issues that arise when contracting for traditional software.
11 October 2019 Newsletters

Top European Court Rules Pre-Checked Cookie Consent Boxes Invalid

On October 1, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that active consent is required for a website to store cookies on user devices