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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

Chase College of Law, J.D., 2003

Undergraduate School

University of Cincinnati, B.S., Biochemistry, 1990, Magna Cum Laude

Bar Membership

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

Cincinnati Opera Board of Trustees

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincy IP

Intellectual Property Owners Association



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

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

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

Major Publications

Major Publications

Media, Advertising, & Entertainment Law Throughout the World, 2017 ed.

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

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

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

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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