Dr. Julie Bowman is an associate in the firm's life sciences patent practice group, where she devotes her time to drafting patent applications and preparing office action responses for inventions in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biological sciences, materials science, and botany. Julie has received a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry from the University of Washington and has years of technical industry experience involving multidisciplinary scientific research.
Julie was a law clerk at COJK through law school. Prior to joining COJK, she was a scientist at the Infectious Disease Research Institute where she conducted organic, medicinal, and biological chemistry research toward discovery of novel therapeutic 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 brings additional perspective from her in-house legal experience with the Seattle Symphony, where she drafted, negotiated, and advised on contracts; advised on institution-wide policies and governing documents; liaised with external counsel; and assisted managing the IP portfolio.
Julie graduated summa cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law, ranked in the top two percent of her class. While in law school, Julie received multiple academic awards and seven CALI awards for the highest grade in her law school courses, including CALI awards in patent law and legal writing.