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Helen Conlan

T: +44 20 7809 2205 M:+44 7385 111 428 Email Helen | vCard Office: London

Helen Conlan Partner

Contact details

Helen Conlan

Helen Conlan
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2205 M: +44 7385 111 428 Email Helen | vCard Office: London

Helen is a partner in the intellectual property group. She is skilled litigator of intellectual property disputes with a particular focus on patent litigation in the technology sector.
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Helen advises on contentious matters across the spectrum of IP rights. She has significant expertise in managing multi-jurisdictional patent litigation and in devising patent litigation strategies for clients on a pan-European and global basis. Helen has represented clients at all levels of proceedings before the English Courts and is also has experience of arbitration and mediation.

Helen's practice focusses primarily on clients in the technology sector. Alongside her expertise in patent disputes, and drawing upon her experience in the technology sector, Helen also advises on copyright matters and in disputes relating to trade secrets.

She has advised clients on disputes concerning the most complex of technologies, including algorithmic trading software, audio-watermarking in film, and on patent disputes regarding standard essential and non-essential patents. She also has considerable experience advising on patents pertaining to medical devices, digital health products and emerging assistive technologies.

Helen was recognised as an IP Rising Star in the MIP Women in Business Law Awards in 2015, has been recognised as a Leader in the Field of Patents by WIPR Leaders since 2016, and as a Standout Lawyer by Acritas Stars in 2018 and 2019.

Helen regularly speaks and moderates at conferences on IP law. She is an Officer of the IP and Entertainment Law Committee of the IBA, a member of the European Patent Lawyers Association and of the International Association of Intellectual Property.

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Advising on a patent infringement and confidential information dispute in the telecoms sector, including addressing complex technical evidence and damages calculations alongside jurisdiction disputes.

Directing the litigation strategy for a series of studios and content creation companies in a patent dispute relating to audio watermarking technologies for film

Freedom to operate advice in relation to next generation products in the tobacco industry

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Advising on the subsistence and ownership of copyright and database rights in the algorithmic trading software underpinning a successful hedge fund platform.

Advising on a patent infringement and confidential information dispute in the telecoms sector, including addressing complex technical evidence and damages calculations alongside jurisdiction disputes.

Directing the litigation strategy for a series of studios and content creation companies in a patent dispute relating to audio watermarking technologies for film.

Advising on the copyright and database rights issues underpinning the training of generative AI.

Advising on an entitlement dispute in respect of patents in the field of naso-gastric devices.

Advising on questions of validity and infringement in respect of a patents directed to dental implant technologies.

Advising on an expedited trial relating to the breach of a collaboration and licence agreement for the development of wound healing and regenerative medicine products.

Advising on questions of validity and infringement in respect of patents in the field of digital health monitoring devices.

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24 Nov 2023

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Helen Conlan joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its intellectual property practice with the arrival of partner Helen Conlan, who joins the firm in London.

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