Helen Li, whose field is computer engineering, specializes in the area of video signal compression technologies. Her practice concentrates on drafting and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications for clients in computer engineering technologies with a focus on video signal compression and computer networking. Helen has extensive experiences in due diligence and freedom to operation analysis for patent acquisitions and investments. Additionally, Helen manages small to medium sized patent portfolio for a variety of clients and regularly provides patent strategy counseling and training to clients.
During law school, Helen was honored with the Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Legal Analysis, Research & Writing, Chinese Trade and Investment Law, and Criminal Law, the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in International Law, and Health Law, and High Tech Excellence Award.
While earning her Ph.D., Helen's research focused on scalable video coding and multimedia applications. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Helen worked as a software engineer for several Silicon Valley-based technology companies.
Helen is the author of numerous international conference proceedings and leading peer-reviewed journals, including:
- Fengling (Helen) Li, Nam Ling and Xiaokang, "Improved Update Step for Scalable Video Coding in Video Surveillance," Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology, vol. 49, no. 3, December 2007
- Fengling (Helen) Li, Nam Ling and Stephen Chiappari, "On the Coding Efficiency of MCTF for H.264/AVC Scalable Extension," IEEE Trans. Circuit Systems on Video Technology (CSVT), vol.17, No. 6, pp.779-784, June 2007
- Fengling (Helen) Li, Nam Ling and Stephen Chiappari, "Multi-Stage MCTF Coding Efficiency Analysis with Directed-Tree Model," 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Pp. 1751-1754, May 27-29, New Orleans, 2007
- Fengling (Helen) Li and Nam Ling, "Improved Update Steps Through Motion Vector Correlation Analysis for Scalable Video Coding," IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), pp. 485-486, January 9-11, 2006
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