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Julie A. Haut

Partner

Overview

Julie helps clients build strong patent portfolios that can withstand future validity challenges and protect against infringement. She navigates clients through clearance and design changes to avoid patent infringement challenges while developing effective enforcement strategies to safeguard their IP assets.

Julie works with clients of all sizes, including universities, Fortune 500 corporations, and emerging companies, often assisting developers of medical devices, toys, and infant and toddler-care products.

 

She has extensive experience crafting opinions concerning right-to-use, patent validity, infringement, and patentability. She negotiates intellectual property licenses and technology transfers, performs due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and works to protect clients’ technologies in the global marketplace. She also counsels clients on trademark rights, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Experience

  • Manages and continues to build a portfolio of more than 100 patents for a developer and manufacturer of radiation therapy treatment systems
  • Developed a strategy for a luggage manufacturer for filing European opposition against a competitor’s European patent
  • Formulated a patent-invalidity opinion of several toy-related patents during patent infringement litigation proceedings, helping substantially reduce the settlement amount for a toy-manufacturer client
  • Conducted patent infringement and patent validity analyses of a toy-related patent portfolio of a non-practicing entity (NPE) to assist a toy developer and manufacturer in a design-around
  • Provides ongoing counsel to a consumer products company on ways to minimize exposure to competitors’ patent portfolios when introducing new infant and juvenile products and toys in the United States
  • Designed a process for reviewing and monitoring proper patent marking on consumer products
  • Conducts all aspects of patent prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including drafting applications, preparing amendments, preparing appeal briefs, participating in reexamination proceedings, and representing clients in examiner interviews

Professional Activities

  • Member, Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Wisconsin Bar Association

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