French and european patent attorney

Hélène is a French and European Patent Attorney. She has been practicing in the field of Intellectual Property since 1983

Hélène is an engineer from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon. She very soon supplemented her scientific studies with a DESS in industrial property law (Panthéon-Assas) and a diploma from the CEIPI (Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies). She also has a degree in Patent Litigation in Europe (University of Strasbourg).

In 2015, she joined Cabinet Benech as a partner.

Her career began in an industrial group operating in the telecommunications, railway and nuclear sectors. She worked for several years in an industrial property department as a patent engineer in charge of patent and trademark filings and procedures. There, she also gained experience in the field of valuing securities and contracts, particularly for technology transfers.

Over the past thirty years, she has worked for industrial property firms where she has developed patent portfolios for research organisations (CEA, CNRS) and manufacturers in the fields of energy, nanotechnologies, mechanics (aeronautics, automotive, packaging) and physics. She regularly advises her clients on their industrial property strategy.

Hélène specialises in patent litigation, in particular, validity and infringement, and has thereby regularly collaborated with law firms in litigation concerning her clients.

Hélène is a member of several professional associations (CNCPI, EPI et AIPPI) (AIPPI, EPI and AAPI) in which she has or has had elected roles. Within the AIPPI, she participates in working groups for the standardisation of international law and is involved in France and internationally in setting up the Unified Patent Court.

She advises clients on the implementation of industrial property strategies, and Master's students on raising their awareness of industrial property issues (Pierre and Marie Curie University).

LANGUAGES: French and English