Julie A. Katz

Julie A. Katz

Julie A. Katz


Received AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

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Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005–2006, 2008–2013, 2015–2022

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The chances of resolving conflicts to your satisfaction is greatly enhanced when represented by a lawyer who understands your goals and represents your case with your best interests in mind. That’s how attorneys make a difference. At Katz Group LLC, we believe our clients get better results because we combine passion with experienced-based strategy, and that’s how we became one of the firms recognized by the Super Lawyers program.

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2018 & 2021, Named as a Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law and Copyright & Trademark Law by Leading Lawyers Network (nominated by peers)

  • 2018, Who’s Who Legal, Trademark Litigation section
  • 2017, Featured in Chicago Lawyer’s 2017 Women in Law
  • 2016 Acquisition International IP Copyright Litigation Award
  • 2015 Who’s Who Legal, Trademark Litigation section
  • 2014, Recognized by World Trademark Review (WTR) for inclusion in its 2014 edition of WTR 1000  [The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2014]
  • WTR 2104 Recommended Individual 2014

  • AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013, Named as one of The World’s Leading Women in Business Law (Trademark Law Section), published by Legal Media Group/Euromoney
  • 2013, Named as a Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law by Leading Lawyers Network (nominated by peers)
  • 2012, Linn Inn Alliance (American Inns of Court) Distinguished Service Medal Recipient
  • 2012, Guide to the World’s Women in Business Law – Trademark Section
  • 2011, The Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, inaugural ed.
  • 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, Chicago Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section, Top Attorneys in Illinois – Intellectual Property Section
  • 2011, Corporate Women of Achievement Award Recipient awarded by the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
  • 2010, Corporate INTL Global Awards, Intellectual Property Advisor of the Year in Illinois

Representative Cases:

  • Elite Group/Sensio v Bella Cucina Artful Food (ND GA 2011) Pretrial discovery and settlement advisor for Elite Group regarding trademark infringement, termination of license for small electric kitchen appliances.
  • Propex Operating Company v Western Excelsior (ED TN 2010-2011) Pretrial discovery, motion practice, and settlement negotiations in this patent and trade dress infringement litigation concerning erosion control land coverings.
  • Roe & Sheppard v NASCAR, CCI Screenprinting, Baby Tracks (CD CA 2010- 2011) Settlement negotiations to fruition on behalf of certain defendants in this trademark and copyright infringement litigation concerning use of a trademark on clothing and on television.
  • Centurion v Surgical Design (ND IL 2010-2011) Discovery and settlement negotiations in this patent infringement litigation on behalf of the defendant concerning design patents for medical devices.
  • UCF America v UCF Trading Company (D NJ 2010-2011) Represented defendant through mediation in this trademark infringement litigation involving axle automotive parts and family members splitting up company assets.
  • Otsuka v Apotex (D NJ 2007-2008) Pretrial discovery for ANDA patent infringement litigation regarding an antipsychotic drug Abilify® and the generic aripiprazole.
  • Daiichi v Apotex, 501 F.3d 1254 (Fed. Cir. 2007). Successfully defended Apotex against patent infringement claims relating to the ear infection medicine Floxin® and the generic ofloxacin, invalidating the Plaintiff’s patent.


BA, English/BS, Design, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; JD, University of Illinois College of Law.

Bar Memberships:

Illinois, Tennessee

Court Admissions:

US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; US Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Seventh Circuit.


Federal Circuit Bar Association; The Richard Linn American Inn of Court (2011-2012 Executive Board, Linn Inn Alliance Liaison); Pharmaceutical Trade Mark Group; Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (2010-2011 Co-Chair Women in IP Committee: Federal Judicial Panel, entitled, From the Bench to the Bar: Advice for IP Litigators, Chicago, Illinois – July 2010); International Trademark Association (2010-2012 Law Firm Program Committee; 2010-2012 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, Advisory Board); American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association.

Recent Publications:

Recent Presentations:

  • 2011, Defense Research Institute, Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Conference, “Patent Damages”, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2010, Guest lecturer, Northern Illinois University Law School, Intellectual Property course, DeKalb, Illinois
  • 2007, International Trademark Association Trademark Administrators Conference: “Trademark Enforcement and Anti-Counterfeiting”, Long Beach, California
  • 2006, Sky Radio and American Airlines Interview, “Intellectual Property, Trademark Protection and Creation of a Famous Mark”
  • 2004, Licensing Executive Society Spring Meeting, Liberty and Leverage Through Licensing, “Madrid Protocol: Successful Implementation in the U.S.”, New York, New York
  • 2004, ALI-ABA Intellectual Property Licensing Today, “The Business Perspective: Why License/Accept a License for Use of IP”, Chicago, Illinois

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