This past November, patent attorney and author Andrea Evans flew to Kansas City from her home of Baltimore. Andrea was able to meet with Make48 in Kansas City during her busy schedule! Read about her trip through Missouri and Kansas, her work with KTWU and what she has in store for 2020.
On November 24, I travelled to Kansas City and had a great time with the Creator of Make48, Tom Gray and his family! Our first stop was to my favorite KC barbecue restaurant, Scott’s Kitchen and Catering at Hangar 29. I first met Scott and tasted his delicious BBQ when he catered Season 2 of Make48. We picked up a spread of BBQ ranging from brisket, ribs, chicken and sides and headed to the Gray’s farm for a delicious dinner with Tom, Amy and their sons, and Cassandra! I enjoyed touring the farm and I especially loved their silky chickens. It was an honor to be there when they sent out the email inviting everyone to Season 4 of Make48. It’s great news that Season 4 of Make48 will be taped in Kansas City in March, 2020.
I traveled to Topeka, Kansas to tape two episodes of KTWU’s Working Capital. Working Capital is a business television show produced by KTWU featuring local and regional businesses. I’m extremely passionate about intellectual property so I was excited to be interviewed about patents, trademarks and copyrights and common myths and misconceptions. I also discussed my role as both, a former USPTO Patent Examiner and Trademark Examining Attorney, and how those skills are used as an IP attorney now, working with inventors and entrepreneurs to protect and enforce their intellectual property.
My two best-selling books were also featured on the show: All About Trademarks Everything You Need to Know Trademarks From a Former USPTO Trademark Examining Attorney and All About Inventing: Everything You Need to Know about Inventing from a Former USPTO Patent Examiner and Patent Attorney. These award winning books can be purchased on Amazon or my site: www.evansiplaw.com/books. The books are valuable resources to ensure inventors and entrepreneurs have clear expectations about the USPTO patent and trademark process. The shows will air in March.
I also visited the historical Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark 1954 Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. Walking the halls of this historic site made me appreciate my education even more. I definitely don’t take it for granted. I highly recommend everyone to visit this site when visiting Topeka.
I’m looking forward to 2020! In January, I am headed to Aruba with my Maker clients from the Indie Business Network. I will use this time to set my personal and professional goals for the year and map out how I will accomplish them. In February, I will travel to New York City to speak at the Black Women Talk Tech Conference. I’m excited to share information about intellectual property with the conference attendees.
In March, I will travel to Kansas City to tape Season 4 of Make48. I am honored to serve as a patent attorney on the show and I love that the show spotlights the innovation process and showcases inventing, making, pitching and protecting inventions in only 48 hours. The show has inspired many of my clients and colleagues to take action! I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to serve as an extension of my client’s team as their IP counsel for 12 years and counting.
Andrea Hence Evans is owner of The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC, an intellectual property law firm. She is a graduate of The George Washington Law School in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Spelman College and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelors of Civil Engineering, respectively. Prior to launching the Firm, she worked at the USPTO as both a Patent Examiner and a Trademark Examining Attorney.
She is also the owner of KidGINEER, LLC, a hands-on science enrichment program for children. She is a member of the Texas bar and the US Supreme Court bar. She is also a registered Patent Attorney. She is an award winning author of All About Inventing and All About Trademarks. She is on the board of the United Inventors Association and she is a patent attorney on the television show, MAKE48. She is the owner of Boss-Squire, LLC, an elite mentoring and educational program for lawyers.
She can be found on social media platforms @evansiplaw and www.evansiplaw.com.