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Julie’s technical and legal background as well as her hands-on work in consumer products companies and research settings provide immediate value to her clients. Julie’s experience is wide-ranging and includes a depth of experience in the chemical, biotech and light mechanical arts at all stages of product development – from ideation to commercialization.

As a member in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice, Julie focuses her practice in the areas of domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, patent infringement, market clearance, validity opinions, patentability studies, licensing, IP due diligence for M&A and creating and implementing intellectual property strategies. Julie represents fortune 500 companies, start-ups and individual inventors.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd in 2012, Julie spent nine years as a patent attorney for the intellectual property practice at The Procter & Gamble Company. Julie also spent time in various research settings including as a research associate in the Department of Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.

Other Info About Julie


Law School

Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 2003

Undergraduate School

University of Cincinnati, B.S., Biochemistry, 1990, magna cum laude

Bar Memberships

Julie is licensed to practice in the following state(s):


United States Patent and Trademark Office


Local & National Recognition

John Thomson Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Phi Beta Kappa

McMicken Honors Recipient

Ohio Women’s Bar Association Leadership Institute

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Cincinnati Opera Board of Trustees

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincy IP

Intellectual Property Owners Association


Julie was invited to speak at the following events:

Are You Protecting Your hemp and CBD-Related IP?, Webinar, July 30, 2020

File Wrapper Analysis for Intelligent & Efficient Prosecution, Webinar, December 10, 2019

Intellectual Property Primer for SBIR/STTR Grant Awardees, September 17, 2019

Major Publications

Julie is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Media, Advertising, & Entertainment Law Throughout the World, 2017 ed., Editor-in-Chief

Supreme Court Rules That a Whole Smartphone is Not Greater Than the Sum of its Parts, Legal Update, December 7, 2016

Myriad Supreme Court Decision – cDNA, but not Isolated DNA, is Patent Eligible Subject Matter, Legal Update, June 17, 2013

A New Way to Secure European Patent Rights is on the Horizon, Legal Update, January 16, 2013

Lichtenberg MH, Wilke CS, McConihay JA, Granholm NA, Woollett LA.  Yolk sac cholesteryl ester secretion rates can be manipulated in the Golden Syrian hamster: effect of yolk sac cholesterol concentrations. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005 Aug 15;1735 (3):214-21.

McConihay JA, Horn PS, Woollett LA.  Effect of maternal hypercholesterolemia on fetal sterol metabolism in the Golden Syrian hamster. J Lipid Res. 2001 Jul; 42(7):1111-9.

McConihay JA, Honkomp AM, Granholm NA, Woollett LA.  Maternal high-density lipoproteins affect fetal mass and extra-embryonic fetal tissue sterol metabolism in the mouse. J Lipid Res. 2000 Mar;41(3):424-32.

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