James Christopher Evans
James C. (Chris) Evans, Ph.D., is a member of the Minnesota bar, and a patent attorney with technical experience related to robotics, drone technology, mechanical devices, green energy, computer and information technology, consumer electronics, physics, geology, modeling/simulation, mathematics, and statistics. Chris earned a law degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, and a doctorate from Florida State University. His Ph.D. research at Florida State University involved computational fluid dynamics modeling of ocean physics. He served as a postdoctoral fellow and scientist in the Climate Dynamics Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences and Marine Science Program at the University of South Carolina. Chris has practiced environmental law as well as intellectual property law, and has presented lectures on law relating to computer software, boilerplate contracts, patent subject matter eligibility, drones, and virtual reality. Chris has served on the Council of the MSBA Computer & Technology Law Section for more than a decade, and is a former chair of that section.
Degrees: B.S., Drexel University, 1971 (Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude); M.A. University of Texas at Austin, 1976 ; J.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1978 (with Honors); Ph.D. Florida State University, 1984 (Oceanography)
Admissions: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2005), Minnesota (2005), Arizona (1979), U.S. District of Arizona (1979), U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1979), Florida (1980), South Carolina (1994)
Memberships: Minnesota State Bar Association; Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association; MSBA Computer Law Section (Section Council, Officer, and frequent presenter); MSBA Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Section; American Bar Association; American Geophysical Union.