Evan R. Sotiriou is a registered U.S. patent attorney and represents clients across a broad spectrum of intellectual property law, both domestic and international. His practice focuses primarily on patent portfolio development and management in different technological fields. These technological fields encompass electrical, software, electro-mechanical and mechanical technologies, and include experience in computer networking and hardware, semiconductor devices, online systems, imaging systems, vehicle and aircraft control systems, printers, projectors, medical devices, medical diagnostic imaging systems, testing equipment, RFID systems, communication systems, digital interfaces, virtual reality systems, document management systems, electrical connectors, GPS technology, antennas and portable electronic devices, among others.
Mr. Sotiriou represents corporate clients of various sizes to help grow and monetize their patent portfolios through a focused approach at all stages of patent procurement and enforcement. His clients routinely rely on him to obtain and maintain strong patent protection by initially preparing their patent applications and then advocating for them before patent examiners at the U.S. Patent Office, on appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and with post-issuance enforcement of their patent rights. This includes evaluating and expanding their existing patent protection to develop and strengthen market positions.
Mr. Sotiriou has also handled many transactional matters and performed due diligence, including evaluating and analyzing intellectual property in different types of mergers and acquisitions. His representation has included a merger of two high tech companies valued at over $250 million.
Before joining Barta, Jones & Foley, P.C., Mr. Sotiriou worked at both boutique intellectual property and large general practice law firms, including at the management level. Mr. Sotiriou earned his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Sotiriou is also a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL).