Solid legal experience backed by in-demand tech skills
Julie Patel has always relied on a combination of both classroom learning and hands-on training to shape her intellectual property practice. Her legal experience dates back nearly a decade and includes multiple law clerk positions with organizations that range from public safety and civil rights to nonprofit.
Julie first earned a law degree from The University of Texas and then began honing her technical skills with a computer science degree from Regis University. At UT, she worked as both a staff editor and chief articles editor of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, exposing her to several key areas of IP. After graduating, she joined an Austin-based law firm as a technical editor, working side by side with attorneys to help draft and file domestic and international patent applications.
Covering all bases in patent preparation and prosecution
As a technical editor, Julie wasn’t shy about jumping in where needed and taking ownership of a patent during any phase of preparation or prosecution. For instance, she would see multiple applications and office actions in a day, sometimes reviewing the technical language for consistency before it was sent to the patent office. Other times, she would review office actions that had been returned from the patent office as well as prepared responses, providing additional insight that would help minimize any delays in getting a client’s invention secured.
Today, Julie continues to support the development of technology, particularly in the area of software. Her attention to detail and commitment to quality remain key in her practice as she works diligently to provide meaningful IP protection.
Julie’s hobbies include reading, watching movies and spending time with her family.
- B.S., magna cum laude, Computer Science, Regis University, 2016
- J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2013
- B.B.A., summa cum laude, International Business, The University of Georgia, 2010
- B.A,, summa cum laude, International Affairs, The University of Georgia, 2010
- Texas State Bar
- United States Patent and Trademark Office