Helen’s practice is devoted primarily to patent prosecution, but also includes the provision of patent validity and infringement opinions and trademark and industrial design protection.

Her patent prosecution practice consists of mechanical and chemical inventions and industrial processes related to the following resource industries: oil and gas exploration, drilling and production, oil sand extraction and processing, heavy oil upgrading, coal processing, and forestry. Furthermore, Helen has substantial experience in foreign prosecution work, including international applications pursuant to the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Associate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada