Julie A. Katz

Julie A. Katz

Julie A. Katz

Julie A. Katz, JD, has over 20 years of experience in the field of litigating and prosecuting intellectual property spanning various technologies, industries and consumer markets. Her practice includes international IP portfolio management & consulting, copyright protection, patent infringement litigation, trade dress protection, trademark protection, trade secret protection, IP litigation, e-discovery, alternative dispute resolution, US PTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, strategic branding & re-branding, IP Audits, domain name disputes, domain name acquisition, IP investigations, IP licensing, U.S. Customs.

Julie has extensive knowledge about protecting trademarks and copyrights through the US Customs and Border protection system designed to stop counterfeits and parallel imports from entering the US.

All of the aspects of Julie’s practice involve focus on identifying, defining, and maximizing her client’s intellectual property rights. As part of this practice, she routinely works with the US PTO and Copyright Office; prepares trademark and packaging risk assessments regarding use and registration; counsels and monitors portfolios to confirm that the IP is used properly and effectively; negotiates and drafts licenses and other transactional agreements relating to IP whether obtained domestically or internationally; creates enforcements programs and procedures that promote effective use of IP and policing against improper use by others; and works with her clients to establish internal policies for them to avoid conflicts with and respect the IP rights of others.

In the area of litigation, Julie’s trademark litigation experience has extended from toys to kitchen appliances; copyright litigation concerning video game rights, computer software and toys; patent litigation involving antibiotics, hard disk drive motors, and audio equipment. She has extensive experience litigation Hatch-Waxman Act/ANDA patent infringement actions involving prescription pharmaceutical drugs, including successfully invalidating the patent on Floxin Otic® (ofloxacin) (Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. v. Apotex, Inc. et al., 501 F.3d 1254 (Fed. Cir. 2007). Julie works with clients to protect trade secrets through preemptive litigation strategies and copyright registration where appropriate.

In the area of contentious trademark disputes, Julie has won 100s of proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has also won many victories for trademark owners through ICANN’s domain name dispute resolution procedures.

Prior to founding Katz Group, Julie was a partner at the independent intellectual property law firm Welsh & Katz, Ltd. and the general practice firm Husch Blackwell, LLP.

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