What We Do

HEFIP is a law firm specialized in Intellectual Property law for small and medium tech companies and startups, with a strong focus on Patents

Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing efficient and cost-effective legal solutions to help you protect your assets and achieve your business goals.

At HEFIP, we understand that startups and small businesses have unique IP needs. That’s why we work closely with our clients to provide tailored legal solutions that meet their specific needs and budget.

We are specialized in Chemistry, Biotechnologies and Pharmacy.

We have a strong legal experience in both European & United States patent laws, and can represent you directly at the USPTO and the EPO. 

We are committed to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in IP laws globally (with a focus on US, European & Australian markets) to ensure that you receive the most effective and efficient legal pieces of advice.

Our Services

Our Founder

Helene Laville Fiorucci is the founding manager of HEFIP, LLC.

She is a qualified European and French patent attorney, as well as a US patent agent. She started her career in IP Law in 2003.

Her personal patent practice emphasizes Chemistry, Biotechnologies & Pharmacy, including batteries, antibodies, catalysts and recycling processes. She has wide-ranging experience in both Organic & Inorganic Chemistry involving polymers, small molecules, pharmaceuticals, and minerals.

She has worked both in private practice and in-house for a number of years and has an extensive experience in drafting agreements, including license agreements and research agreements.


Helene received a scientific degree in Pharmacology/Molecular Biology from Polytech Sophia Nice in 2002, then a law degree in Patent, Trademark and Design Laws from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) in Strasbourg, in 2003. She successfully passed the European Qualifying Examination from the European Patent Office (EPO), the French Qualifying Examination from the French Patent Office (INPI) and the US Patent Bar from the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

Working Languages: English and French. 

“If you are a small or medium tech company or startup looking for expert and affordable legal solutions, HEFIP is here to help.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect your intellectual property so you can grow with peace of mind.”