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Helena C. Rychlicki

Helena C. Rychlicki is a partner in the firm. In her intellectual property practice, Helena has been involved in all aspects of IP litigation in Delaware and other jurisdictions. In addition, Helena has also represented clients in patent prosecution and reexamination, trademark prosecution and protection, trade secret litigation, and IP licensing. Prior to becoming an attorney, Helena was a Scientist for a large plastics company.


PRACTICE AREAS:

LITIGATION:

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Trade Secrets/Noncompetition

PROSECUTION:

  • Patent Prosecution and Reexamination
  • Trademark Prosecution

ADDMISSIONS:

  • State of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court – Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent & Trademark Office

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society

EDUCATION:

  • Widener University School of Law, cum laude, J.D., 2000
  • Widener Law Symposium Journal, Internal Managing Editor
  • Clemson University, M.S., 1983 (Chemistry)
  • Clemson University, B.S., 1982 (Chemistry)

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS:

  • Secretary of the Board of Directors, Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc. (SOAR) (2014 – present)
  • Volunteer Attorney Guardian Ad Litem, Delaware Office of the Child Advocate

Representative Matters:

  • Represented a large pharmaceutical company in infringement defense of the patent covering its best selling drug;
  • Represented a large chemical company in infringement defense of its patent for recording media containing metal powders;
  • Represented a large chemical company in infringement defense of its patent for a micro paint system;
  • Represented a large plastics manufacturer in prosecution of small molecule catalyst patents;
  • Represented several companies in trademark prosecution and litigation;
  • Represented a large chemical company in a breach of contract litigation regarding a merger agreement;
  • Represented a large chemical company in infringement defense of its patent for an intermediate product used in the manufacture of a flame retardant;

Clerkships & Previous Practice:

  • Josiah Oliver Wolcott Clerk to the Honorable Randy J. Holland, then-Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court (1999-2000)
  • Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, Associate (2000-2009)
  • HC Rychlicki Law LLC, Managing Attorney (2010-2017)