Melanie Yun Tong

Patent Scientist Chemical / Life Sciences Team

Melanie obtained both a Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences) (Hons) and a Master of Science from the National University of Singapore. Her Master’s thesis focused on functional analysis of tumour suppressor gene DLEC1 in colorectal cancer cells. Subsequently she went to the United States to pursue her legal education, and obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, with a focus in Intellectual Property (IP) law. During her studies in the United States, she also worked in the patent department of a medical device company on patent portfolio management and analysis of competitor products.

Melanie returned to Singapore after completing her studies in the United States. Prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson she worked in the IP departments of two law firms in Singapore, where she was involved in the prosecution of patent applications and the registration of trademarks.

  • Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences) (Hons) – The National University of Singapore

  • Master of Science – The National University of Singapore

  • Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law - The National University of Singapore

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence – Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington

  • Attorney at Law – New York

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