Julie began her career in Washington D.C. in 1986, working for a large intellectual property boutique law firm. In that role she gained significant experience in all aspects of intellectual property before moving to California in 1994. There, she worked for a major Los Angeles law firm, helping start up the intellectual property department, before moving in-house to a Fortune 500 California company as the Senior Corporate Patent Paralegal. Her responsibilities included handling the worldwide portfolio of over 2,300 patents for all the subsidiaries. This involved maintaining the global patent annuities for the corporate entity.
Julie’s experience also includes working with attorneys in the electrical, software, biomedical, metallurgical and mechanical engineering fields. Capitalizing on the extensive expertise she had already develop, she obtained her Paralegal Studies Certificate from Loyola Marymount University in 2000.
Now with Martensen IP in beautiful Colorado Springs, Julie’s responsibilities include preparing and filing patent and trademark applications, drafting responses, trademark extensions, statements of use, maintenance and renewal documents, and communicating daily with clients. She also manages domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution and coordinates with a network of foreign associates regarding patent and trademark protection. In addition, Julie manages the firm’s docket for both U.S. and foreign patents and trademarks.
The knowledge Julie has gained through both her law firm and in-house experience has provided her with a comprehensive intellectual property background, making her well-versed in understanding the client’s business needs.