Wayne M. Helge
As an experienced patent attorney, Wayne Helge is skilled in developing and executing strategies for patent litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, and commercial disputes.
He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of IP-related disputes, including at the Federal level breach of contract actions, patent and trademark infringement suits, and consumer privacy actions. His state cases have included employment lawsuits, breach-of-contract actions, and corporate landlord-tenant disputes.
Wayne shared his expertise in inter partes review on a blog, through which he has analyzed and commented on dozens of granted and denied IPR petitions.
His areas of technical specialty include telecommunications and telecommunications standards, graphical user interfaces (GUIs) especially for cellular devices including smartphones and tablets, augmented reality for smartphones and tablets, semiconductors, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), display panels and driving circuits for liquid crystal display (LCD) panels and organic LEDs (OLEDs), power management and power supply systems, business methods including crowdsourcing technology, mechanical systems, and code division multiple access (CDMA) spreading technology.
J.D, Roger Williams University School of Law; Masters of Science (Civil Engineering), University of Illinois; B.S. (Civil Engineering), U.S. Coast Guard Academy; Exchange Cadet to U.S. Air Force Academy
Court and bar affiliations and memberships
Wayne is admitted to practice before all state-level courts in Virginia and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He frequently practices in federal court in Texas, Illinois, Florida, California and Texas.
Managing Director, W.M. Helge Law, PLC; Director of Litigation, H.C. Park & Associates, PLC
Wayne is a registered professional engineer, licensed by the State of Rhode Island. He also served as an engineer and officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for eight years while attending law school on a full scholarship.