Helen Henderson BSc, PhD, CPA, EPA
Helen is a patent attorney in our Life Sciences & Chemistry group and head of our Higher Education sector team.
Helen has extensive experience of drafting, filing and managing international patent portfolios for a range of UK and overseas clients, with a focus on the UK and US Higher Education sectors and start-ups.
Helen has a particular interest in biotechnology patents, working with inventions encompassing molecular biology, cell culture, regenerative medicine, antibodies, gene therapies, cancer immunology, generation and use of recombinant proteins, and genome engineering. Due to her background in neuroscience Helen has drafted and filed a number of applications relating to the delivery of therapeutic agents directly into the brain.
Helen also has several years of experience working with a client in the respiratory sector, drafting and prosecuting patent applications for pharmaceutical formulations with a focus on novel drug formulations and dosage forms.
As part of her work with the Higher Education sector Helen is an active member of AUTM, PraxisAuril and LES.
Education & background
Helen graduated from Bristol University with a first class degree in Equine Science. She went on to complete a PhD in neuroendocrinology, writing her thesis on the molecular, cellular and endocrine mechanisms underlying the intrapituitary control of fertility in sheep and horses. Helen has presented her research at international conferences and has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Helen entered the profession in 2005. She qualified as a patent attorney in 2010 before joining Withers & Rogers in 2011.
On a personal note...
Helen is a lifelong horse rider who dabbles occasionally in surfing and yoga.