Helen Wallis

Director of Patent Prosecution at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Helen Wallis is a highly experienced UK and European patent attorney focused on high-tech patent drafting and prosecution, in particular in relation to computer hardware and software and telecommunications.

Ms Wallis has extensive experience of patent drafting and prosecution and represents a range of clients, from single inventors through to multinationals. Her clients include leaders in the software, silicon chip and wireless communications fields. She is entrusted with leading large volumes of work and critical projects for significant clients.

Ms Wallis handles all stages of the patent process, including drafting, prosecution, opposition and litigation. She works closely with teams of inventors to identify commercially valuable patentable ideas and then to draft patent applications that are suited to both European and US filing. As well as prosecuting patents before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the EPO, Ms Wallis coordinates the prosecution of patent families around the world. In addition, she advises clients on the strategic aspects of patents, including portfolio management, filing programmes, enforcement and licensing.

Before training as a patent attorney, Ms Wallis worked as a senior research engineer and then project manager for Nortel Networks, developing opto-electronic components. Ms Wallis was named as inventor on a number of patents and subsequently moved to the in-house patent team, where she supported the global wireless and enterprise businesses, assisting the business leaders in developing their patent protection strategy.

Professional associations

  • CIPA
  • epi
  • Institute of Physics

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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom

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