Julie K Morriss

Julie K. Morriss

Julie K. Morriss

Founder, Registered Patent Attorney

Julie has enjoyed a diverse practice in intellectual property, concentrating in domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, as well as foreign and domestic trademark application and registration. She counsels both U.S. and foreign clients on global protection of intellectual property rights to assure the strongest market position for her clients’ products and processes. Julie has been registered before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for nearly twenty-five years, and enjoys the distinction of being the first female patent attorney in the state of Utah.

In addition to obtaining patent, trademark and copyright protection for her clients, Julie has advised both U.S. and foreign clients in building strong intellectual property portfolios through rendering right-to-use opinions and through strategic licensing of intellectual property rights. She has successfully negotiated effective resolutions for her clients in intellectual property disputes, having secured the most cost-effective and enduring protection of her clients’ rights. Julie has also represented clients in the federal courts and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office to secure and defend their rights.

Julie is also a visual artist and is co-founder of an art gallery in Salt Lake City.  As such, she has a keen interest in assisting fellow artists in the protection of the intellectual property rights in their creative works.

Juris Doctorate University of Utah, S. J. Quinney Law School

Bachelors of Science Biology/Chemistry, University of Utah

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Patents
  • Design Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Foreign Patent and Trademark Protection
  • Copyrights
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Technology Licensing
  • Right-to-operate Opinions

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Mechanical
  • Industrial Pumping Equipment
  • Industrial Valves
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Mining
  • Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Oil & Gas Drilling Apparatus and Processes
  • Farm Machinery
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Processes
  • Sports Equipment
  • Domestic Products
  • Chemistry
  • Food and Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Neutraceutics
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioremediation
  • Ozone Technologies
  • Green Technology

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Utah State Bar
  • Member, Intellectual Property Section, Utah State Bar
  • Past President of Intellectual Property Section
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Admitted to practice before the Utah Supreme Court and U.S. District courts.