Dr. Julie Bowman is a law clerk in the firm's life sciences patent practice group, where she spends her time drafting patent applications, preparing office action responses, analyzing patents, and conducting legal research. Her work is focused on chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and plant patent applications. Julie has received a Doctor of Philosophy in organic chemistry from the University of Washington and has years of technical industry experience involving multi-disciplinary scientific research.
Prior to law school, Julie was a scientist at the Infectious Disease Research Institute, where she conducted organic chemistry research toward discovery of novel and effective drug candidates, vaccine adjuvants, and diagnostic tools for use in treatment, prevention, understanding, and detection of infectious diseases. Her additional industry experience at Molecumetics involved not only organic and medicinal chemistry research, but also increasing the company's value through in-house management of Molecumetics' intellectual property portfolio. Julie has additionally taught general and organic chemistry at the college level. She enjoys working at the intersection of scientific discovery and the law. Julie is currently enrolled as a 2L law student at the Seattle University School of Law.