Butzel Long continues expansion of Intellectual Property Practice



Intellectual Property attorney Gunther L. Evanina joins Butzel Long

LANSING, Mich. –  Gunther L. Evanina, an intellectual property attorney, has joined Butzel Long as a shareholder in the firm’s Lansing office.  Mr. Evanina concentrates his practice on intellectual property, including patent prosecution, license agreements, trademarks and copyrights.

“Gunther has an exceptional background in intellectual property and is a great addition to our firm’s intellectual property practice group,” said Justin G. Klimko, President, Butzel Long.

Mr. Evanina has more than 20 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide variety of chemical, pharmaceutical, and mechanical technologies, including coatings, sealants, and adhesives chemical sensors transdermal, oral, sublingual, and intravenous delivery devices photonic devices and optical fiber technology and chemical and mechanical manufacturing processes and equipment.  He also has counseled clients and prepared infringement, validity and patentability opinions relating to these technologies.

Mr. Evanina is a graduate of Cleveland State University (B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1983 MS., Chemical Engineering, 1985) in Cleveland, OH, and of the Detroit College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1990).  He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the State of Michigan.

Mr. Evanina is a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the American Chemical Society.

About Butzel Long
Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey.  The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton.  Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms.  Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc.,
(248) 353-3030.

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