Judith Evans, Ph.D.


Judith Evans specializes in providing technical assistances in the areas of biotechnology and biochemistry. While an executive vice president for a biotech start-up, she managed a patent portfolio, wrote and prosecuted patent applications, and handled patent litigation in federal court. She has worked at several well-known patent law firms since earning her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and being admitted to the Virginia and Washington, D.C., bars. Before becoming a patent attorney, Judith worked at the National Institutes of Health in cellular neurobiology, the field in which she earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has been published in Science Magazine and in 1979 was awarded the John S. Newberry Prize at Columbia for excellence in vertebrate zoology. Judith is also fluent in German. Judith is now retired from the practice of law, but still steps in to assist the firm when needed purely on a technical basis.

Areas of Practice

Judith is no longer a practicing attorney or patent agent, but assists the firm with her technical expertise when needed in the area of biotechnology.

  • Legal Publications

    • Hill, D., and Judith Evans, “Chinese Patent Law: Recent Changes Align China More Closely with Modern International Practice,” The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics 27, nos. 2–3 (1993–1994).
  • Technical Publications

    • Scientific articles published in Science magazine, Journal of Comparative Neurology, Journal of Vision Research.
    • Co-author of “The synthesis, assembly and turnover of cell surface components,” chapter in Membrane Assembly and Turnover, vol. 4 of Cell Surface Reviews, ed. G. Poste and G. L. Nicolson. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Co., 1977.