Gunther Evanina, Butzel Long Photo

Gunther Evanina has decades of experience, primarily focused on Intellectual Property Law. His expertise includes all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution and the drafting and negotiation of intellectual property agreements. Mr. Evanina has successfully prosecuted hundreds of patent applications across a wide range of industries and technical disciplines including chemical, pharmaceutical, life sciences, electrical, and mechanical technologies. In addition to his patent work, Mr. Evanina also dedicates a significant portion of his practice to providing opinions and counseling clients on trademark matters and advising on patent infringement and validity issues.


Gunther J. Evanina is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel's Lansing office. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property, including patent prosecution, license agreements, trademarks, and copyrights.

Mr. Evanina has over thirty 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.  A substantial part of his practice involves preparing opinions and counseling clients on patent infringement and validity issues.

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.

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Cleveland State University 1985, M.S. Chemical Engineering

Cleveland State University 1983, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Detroit College of Law 1990, J.D.



  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • American Chemical Society

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DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Litigation-Intellectual Property, 2018

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