Evita Grant is an associate in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is a member of the patents and innovations practice. Her practice includes intellectual property development, counseling, and monetization for clients in the life sciences, biotechnology, clean energy, and high-tech industries.
During law school, Evita interned at the Brazilian government’s Institute of Applied Economic Research, where she researched legal and non-legal policies that support technology transfer from academic institutions to private markets in the U.S. and Brazil and formulated governmental policy recommendations on legal reforms and non-legal infrastructure critical to support and expand local biotechnology industries in emerging markets.
Prior to attending law school, Evita was a scientific advisor at an IP boutique law firm in Boston, where she drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device areas in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
She also performed due diligence and freedom-to-operate analyses, and patentability opinions. As a graduate student in the late Professor Norman Letvin’s laboratory, her research focused on HIV DNA vaccine development using polymeric delivery systems.
- J.D., Harvard Law School
- Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University
- B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- State Bar of California
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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