Julie R. Daulton

Partner
Minneapolis
3200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.336.4724
Contact My Assistant
Elizabeth Tauer
D: 612.371.5202

Education

George Mason University
J.D., with distinction, 1994
    Patent Track, Law Review

M.E. Industrial Engineering, 1990

Iowa State University
B.S. Industrial Engineering, with distinction, 1989
Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi

Bar and Court Admissions

State of Minnesota
    U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1995
    State of Minnesota Minnesota State Bar, 1994

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1992

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
The Federalist Society

Awards & Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014-2016

Publications & Speaking

THE MODERN ART OF DESIGN PROTECTION:  Issues Relating to Design Protection After Egyptian Goddess, Managing IP Webinar - May 19, 2010 

Patenting Green:  Issues Relating to the Emergence of Patents Concerning Green Technologies, The 2009 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute - September 2009

Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa: A Tale of Two Tests, The IP Book - September 2009

The Case Against Patents:  Negative Perceptions About Patents, How They're Playing Out in the Law, and What It Means for Your Practice and Your Clients' Valuable Assets - October 2008

Prosecution Practice in View of the Broadening Definition of Estoppel to Application of to the Equivalents Doctrine, AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute - January 2005

Reaching the summit - prevailing at the Federal Circuit, IP Value 2005 - January 2005

A New Look at Global Design Protection: Strategies and Recommendations, The IP Book - October 2004

Ten tips for maximizing provisional rights protection, MSBA Advanced Patent Practice Seminar - February 2004

Examining Provisional Rights: Some Observations Regarding Practice Under 35 U.S.C. 154(d), IP Book - Intellectual Property Institute - October 2003

Is There Failure to Communicate? Examining Recent Developments in Reexam & Reissue Practice, AIPLA Meeting - May 2003

Claim Drafting in View of Recent Litigation, AIPLA Meeting - August 2001

Five General Principles of Method Claiming, AIPLA Meeting - October 2000

As a patent attorney, Julie knows that a narrow focus on the U.S. can hurt inventors in an increasingly global economy. She focuses on strategy and patent applications for best practices around the world, using deliberately-chosen and persuasive language to create strong global patent portfolios for her clients.

Julie is a shareholder in the Minneapolis office of Merchant & Gould who practices intellectual property law with a focus on patents. She has written and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, and she is experienced in conducting invalidity investigations, infringement studies, non-infringement design-around counseling, and competitive patent portfolio analyses. Julie has prosecuted inter-partes and ex-parte reexaminations and patent reissues, and she has coordinated foreign patent oppositions on behalf of both the patent holder and the opposer.

While in law school, Julie was a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C., gaining meaningful experience as a student that she uses in her practice in order to navigate the inner workings of the PTO.

At Merchant & Gould, Julie serves as the corporate secretary and chairs the firm’s benefits committee. She represents children pro bono through the Children's Law Center of Minnesota. Julie is an avid baseball fan, and she enjoys non-fiction reading and running in her spare time.


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2/7/13
The Most Recent Changes Implemented Under the America Invents Act
This training session included an overview of the final provisions of the America Invents Act going into effect on March 16, 2013.  The primary focus was to review the numerous implications arising from the switch to a new "first inventor ...
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5/19/10
THE MODERN ART OF DESIGN PROTECTION: Issues Relating to Design Protection After Egyptian Goddess
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9/17/09
Merchant & Gould Wins Litigation Victory On Behalf of Inventor Over Toy Giant Hasbro, Inc.
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Upholds Lower Court's Findings in Favor of Small Entrepreneur Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, today announced that it has won a litigation victory on behalf of its client, inventor ...
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9/1/09
Patenting Green: Issues Relating to the Emergence of Patents Concerning Green Technologies
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9/1/09
Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa: A Tale of Two Tests
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10/1/08
The Case Against Patents: Negative Perceptions About Patents, How They're Playing Out in the Law, and What It Means for Your Practice and Your Clients' Valuable Assets
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1/3/06
Reaching the summit - prevailing at the Federal Circuit
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1/3/05
Prosecution Practice in View of the Broadening Definition of Estoppel to Application of the Equivalents Doctrine
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10/1/04
A New Look at Global Design Protection: Strategies and Recommendations
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2/2/04
Ten Tips For Maximizing Provisional Rights Protection
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10/1/03
Examining Provisional Rights: Some Observations Regarding Practice Under 35 U.S.C. ยง154(d)
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5/1/03
Is There "Failure to communicate?" Examining Recent Developments in Reexam & Reissue Practice
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8/1/01
Claim Drafting in View of Recent Litigation -- or -- The Top 5 Ways to Destroy Your Client's Patent Rights, As Taught by the Courts
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10/2/00
Five General Principles of Method Claiming