Paula Campbell Evans
Member of the Firm
Paula Evans is seasoned IP attorney with more than 30 years of experience handling a wide range of patent and other intellectual property matters, including patent portfolio development and management, infringement and validity analysis, and intellectual property strategy. Paula is a registered patent attorney and works mostly with university and institutional clients, advising on patent portfolio development and management and providing transactional support for technologies in the areas of life sciences, drug discovery, diagnostics and therapeutic development.
Paula also has extensive experience in transactional matters, including licensing, collaborations and other corporate partnering transactions, as well as working with investment banks and private equity funds on intellectual property due diligence matters and patent portfolio analysis.
Prior to joining Patent GC, Paula served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Nuclea Biotechnologies, Inc., where she oversaw a variety of legal matters, including management of the company’s patent portfolio, licensing and other transactions, corporate compliance, securities offerings and shareholder relations, litigation and regulatory matters.
Paula spent more than twenty years working in large law firms representing clients in the life sciences area, ranging from small discovery-stage to well-established large companies, with a special focus in the pharmaceutical and in vitro diagnostic industries. Most recently, she was a partner at Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, LLP (now called SNR Denton), focusing primarily on business transactional and intellectual property matters. She also practiced at Palmer and Dodge, LLP as a partner in the business practice group and as co-chair of the patent practice group, and finally, at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, as a partner in the patent and intellectual property practice group.
Paula has served as an adjunct faculty member at Boston University Law School, where she taught professional development courses in the areas of intellectual property and business transactions. She also has authored numerous articles on intellectual property matters.
Paula received a BS in Biology from Purdue University, and a JD from Suffolk University Law School, where she graduated cum laude.
Paula is a life-long fan of the Red Sox and Bruins, and enjoys going to games with her husband. When she is not cheering on her teams, she enjoys baking artisan breads, walking and taking yoga classes.