Helen Rehse

Helen Rehse

Senior Associate - Patent Attorney

Helen is an experienced patent attorney with an extensive research background.

Prior to joining Potter Clarkson in 2023, Helen worked as a researcher at the University of Manchester, the National Physical Laboratory and the Rolls-Royce Aero Engine Division in England, Netzsch in Germany, Nippon Steel and Tohoku University in Japan, and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. She has also worked as an in-house patent attorney at ABB Corporate Research.

Based in Potter Clarkson’s Stockholm office, but also working from Gothenburg, Helen advises and represents Swedish and international clients on all matters relating to patents.

As well as considerable experience of prosecuting Swedish and European patent applications, Helen is familiar with overseas practice, particularly in the US, Japan, India, and China. She regularly represents clients in hearings before the European Patent Office, as well as before the Swedish Intellectual Property Office, and the Swedish Patent Appeals Court.



Mechanical and electrical engineering, materials science, metallurgy, and medical devices.


Helen read Physics at Manchester University. She holds an MSc in Polymer Science & Technology and a PhD in Applied Physics.


BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, Authorized Swedish Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney


English, Polish, Swedish, German