Helena Kiepura joins DLA Piper from Kirkland & Ellis

Helena Kiepura has joined the Patent Litigation subgroup of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice. She joins as a partner in the Washington, DC office. Helena focuses on complex patent litigation matters, particularly Section 337 investigations before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). She also represents clients in US district courts, in state court antitrust disputes arising out of the settlement of Hatch-Waxman cases, and in inter partes review proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Her background includes a degree in biological sciences and litigation experience related to a broad range of technologies. Helena’s skillset will be an asset to clients that are facing the unique challenges of an ITC investigation, and her presence in the DC office will also be an ideal complement to their existing ITC team across the country.