Joseph T. Helmsen

Joseph T. Helmsen

Registered Patent Attorney

Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412.454.5804    Fax: 412.281.0717

Joseph T. Helmsen is a registered patent attorney and a partner in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. He helps clients identify, protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property.

Mr. Helmsen assists his clients in developing and securing their intellectual property assets, including acquiring patents and trademarks, protecting their trade secrets and prosecuting intellectual property matters. His clients have a wide variety of technological specialties in the electrical, medical device and computer arts, including biometric authentication and authorization, cardiac devices, joint replacement technologies, health care information technology, high-speed digital networking applications, project management software applications and social networking development.

In general, Mr. Helmsen’s technology practice includes work in the electrical, medical device, computer hardware, mechanical, computer software and business method fields.

Mr. Helmsen’s engineering experience includes technologies such as digital switching, high-speed telecommunications, local and wide area network design, digital integrated circuit design, analog circuit design, semiconductors and computer programming. He also has experience in e-commerce applications.


  • J.D., cum laude, George Washington University Law School, 2002
  • M.S.E.C.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1994
  • B.S.E.C.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering, cum laude, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

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