Helen advises in the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of all intellectual property rights, including copyright, trade marks, patents and designs. Other areas of her practice include privacy, confidential information, licensing, franchising, IP due diligence, domain name disputes, commercial contracts, comparative advertising, packaging and labelling matters. Helen also has experience in PBS/TGA and Telecommunication regulatory matters.
Prior to joining Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, Helen was Corporate Counsel at SingTel Optus Pty Ltd. She also practised as an intellectual property and technology lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin and DibbsBarker.
During her medical science honours year, Helen studied the effects of Platelet Activating Factor (PAF) on pre-implantation murine embryos. This involved an understanding and utilisation of techniques in micromanipulation, cell and tissue culturing, immunofluorescence microscopy, calcium imaging, PCR and RT-PCR.
Helen subsequently, worked as a research scientist at key Australian research institutes including the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, the Sutton Laboratory of Rheumatology at Royal North Shore Hospital, the Department of Physiology at Sydney University and the Gastroenterology Unit at Nepean Hospital. During this time, Helen developed skills in ELISA, electrophoresis and radioimmunoassay techniques while being involved in diagnostic test development, molecular biology and immunology. She was also involved in a number of drug trials in respect of gastrointestinal disorders.
– Trade Marks
– Bachelor of Medical Science(Honours),University of Sydney, 1998
– Bachelor of Laws,University of Sydney, 2001
– Master of Intellectual Property, University of Technology, Sydney, 2006
– Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, St Leonards, 2002
– Admitted to legal practice, 2002
– Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney, 2007
– Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney, 2008
Patents, Trade Marks, Legal Services
– Enforcement and Dispute Resolution
– ICT & Software
– Life Sciences
– IP Research
Procurement and enforcement of Trade Mark rights, Trade mark Portfolio management, Advising on availability to use and register trade marks, securing trade mark rights , enforcement of trade mark rights, oppositions, assignment and licensing of trade mark rights, dispute resolution, non-use and revocation proceedings