Melodie Henderson, J.D.

VP, IP Counsel

Ms. Henderson is a registered U.S. patent attorney with over 20 years of legal, management and R&D experience with life science companies.

Prior to joining Sigilon, Ms. Henderson was the first in-house IP counsel at Minerva Neurosciences. Previously, Ms. Henderson served as a Legal Director for 11 years at Schering Pough/Merck, where her responsibilities included building and managing the patent portfolio for several pre-clinical and clinical biologics programs as well as five marketed products. Ms. Henderson’s first in-house legal role was at Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, where she established the IP function and managed a team of patent professionals. Before going in-house, Ms. Henderson began her legal career as an associate attorney at two IP boutique law firms.

Ms. Henderson holds a B.A. degree in biochemistry from the University of Kansas, an M.S. degree in biochemistry from St. Louis University and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut

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