Based in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, Helena’s practice focuses on patent litigation and patent procurement matters involving electronic devices, cell phone and wireless communication technology, LCD/LED display technology, semiconductor process, artificial intelligence, video compression standards, electro-mechanical technology, circuit design, memory devices, medical devices, materials science, and software engineering. Her work also includes matters related to trademark issues, IP transaction due diligence, and IP counseling across various industries.
“Helena has extensive experience handling all stages of patent litigation with a strong technical acumen,” said Nixon Peabody partner Seth Levy, leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. “Her diverse experience enables Helena to provide exceptional service to our clients as we guide them through the full IP lifecycle.”
In addition to state and federal courts, Helena has represented clients before the International Trade Commission (ITC), US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Prior to attending law school, Helena worked at several financial companies across California, where she contributed to large projects in software application development, database analysis and architecture, and internet and web technologies. She also previously worked as a research assistant in the electrical engineering department at Princeton University.
“Helena’s arrival complements an already strong intellectual property team in our office,” said Colette Dafoe, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Washington, DC, office. “With her background in engineering and materials science, Helena brings a wide-ranging and unique mix of experience to our firm. We look forward to introducing her to our clients.”
Helena earned her JD from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. She also received her MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management; her MScEng in electrical engineering from Princeton University; and her BS in materials science from Fudan University in China.