Evelyn C. Mak


Mak, Evelyn C.
Evelyn Mak advises clients on patent matters, obtaining patent protection and patent litigation. Her expertise uniquely combines patent litigation and patent prosecution. Ms. Mak has extensive experience in counseling clients to develop patent portfolios, conducting due diligence investigations for corporate and licensing transactions, and performing pre-suit investigations. She is also involved in all aspects of patent litigation before the federal district court and International Trade Commission (ITC). She represents a variety of clients, from small, start-up companies to large companies, in a wide-range of technologies including electronic devices and circuitry, integrated circuits, computer software and hardware, computing networking, wireless communications, non-volatile memory, global positioning systems and internet-based applications.

Honors & Awards

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Publications & News


June 30, 2016

Pre-Claim Construction 101 Motions: Tips For Both Sides

In this article published by Law360, Evelyn Mak and Christine Capuyan discuss the surge of § 101 motions filed and granted since Alice Corp. Pty. v. CLS Bank Int'l.

May 25, 2015

Tips to capitalize on post-grant patent proceedings

An article by Evelyn Mak and Jamil Aslam, published in the May 25, 2015 edition of The Recorder.

August 21, 2014

Choosing Patent Claims to Assert

An article by Evelyn Mak and Dennis Wang published in the August 21, 2014 edition of the Daily Journal.

October 1, 2013

In Review: The America Invents Act One Year Later

An article written by Evelyn Mak and Toby Mock, published in the October 1, 2013 edition of the Daily Journal.

July 16, 2013

Palo Alto Attorneys Featured in 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers

Twenty-two WilmerHale attorneys ranked in the tenth annual Northern California Super Lawyers listing for 2013.

February 15, 2013

WilmerHale Included in Daily Journal’s 2012 List of "Top Verdicts"

November 17, 2010

WilmerHale Announces 2011 Partner and Special Counsel Promotions

WilmerHale is pleased to announce the 16 lawyers who will be elevated to partner and special counsel, effective January 1, 2011. They represent all five legal departments, across five of the firm's offices, and serve clients in the technology, life sciences, financial services and other areas of greatest challenge, complexity and importance.

January 1, 2009

WilmerHale Names New Partners and Counsel for 2009

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners and counsel.

December 2, 2008

Palo Alto Associates Participate in Youth Court Mock Hearings


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JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2004

BS, Electrical Engineering, cum laude, Cornell University, 2000

Bar Admissions


New York


United States Patent and Trademark Office

New Jersey

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