Shilpi Banerjee, PhD, JD

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Pictured: Shilpi Banerjee

Shilpi Banerjee, PhD, JD, serves as Associate General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Memorial Sloan Kettering. Her practice includes oversight of patent matters, agreements related to the research enterprise at MSK, including sponsored laboratory research and clinical research, as well as transactional, licensing, and litigation matters related to MSK intellectual property.

Prior to joining Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2013, Shilpi served as Counsel and Chair, Research and Education Practice Group, of the Cleveland Clinic, where her practice included counseling the Clinic’s technology commercialization and corporate venturing arm, supervising and advising on intellectual property matters, negotiating patent licenses and other IP agreements, as well as executing agreements relating to the research enterprise.  Before that, Shilpi spent several years in private practice at Ropes and Gray LLP (formerly Fish & Neave) and at Sidley Austin LLP, where her practice focused on prosecution of biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents, and biopharma patent litigation.

Shilpi received a JD from Stanford Law School in 2002 and a PhD from the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology of Tufts University School of Medicine, and she is licensed to practice before the USPTO. Shilpi’s scientific experience prior to law school included stints serving as a Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University, and as a Research Fellow at California Institute of Technology. Her graduate and postdoctoral research focused on molecular and developmental neuroscience.