Robert M. "Bob" Evans, Jr. represents his clients in complex intellectual property (IP) disputes in federal courts throughout the U.S. Bob's experience working with nearly every major business center nationwide affords him the knowledge, background, and exposure to provide his clients with tactical, pragmatic advice to successfully resolve these complex IP disputes.

Bob represents clients in the full range of dispute resolution venues, from direct negotiations to mediations and arbitrations to bench and jury trials. He also handles post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent Trial and Appeals Board (USPTO). In addition to winning jury verdicts in highstakes patent litigation, Bob has significant appellate experience and has won summary judgment in complex patent cases in which the plaintiff demanded tens and hundreds of millions of dollars.

Bob was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2011-2024. He was also selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2009-2023. Bob was named in Band 1 of Chambers USA from 2012-2022 and Band 2 from 2023-2024, and he is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 1988)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Notes and comments editor, Washington University Law Quarterly
  • University of Notre Dame (B.S.E.E., summa cum laude, 1985)

Legal Background

  • Senniger Powers

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Past-President, Patent and Trademark Section, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 
    • Eighth Circuit
    • Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Northern District of Illinois

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board Member, The Judicial Learning Center

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA
    • Band 1 (2012-2022)
    • Band 2 (2023-present)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer®, (2009-present)
  • Best Lawyers® - Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation (2011-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rated (2000-present)