Julie Kent's practice focuses on intellectual property disputes arising in the technology sector, including matters involving patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark law. Ms. Kent has also counseled clients on trademark clearance and enforcement issues. In addition to her intellectual property experience, Ms. Kent has litigated a number of employment and commercial litigation matters, including in the areas of contract law, fraud, antitrust, and unfair competition. Her experience extends to all stages of pretrial civil litigation, as well as appellate proceedings in federal courts of appeal.
Ms. Kent graduated Order of the Coif from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Kent completed a judicial externship for the Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. As a law student she also served as the Senior Annual Review Editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and participated in the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, where she counseled a nonprofit technology policy organization on privacy matters.
- Multinational software company in a complex licensing dispute involving breach of contract, copyright, and business tort claims.
- Leading technology company in a trade secret and breach-of-contract dispute relating to test automation software.
- Shoe manufacturer in a patent infringement action involving patented footwear, as well as in disputes arising under the Lanham Act, federal antitrust laws, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and common law business torts.
- Leading software company in a variety of patent litigation matters involving software-based technologies, including successfully defending a favorable summary judgment ruling on appeal to the Federal Circuit.
- Automotive aftermarket trade organization in a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) rulemaking proceeding initiated by the Copyright Office.
- Joint venture in a Federal Circuit appeal from one of the first covered business method patent reviews, which involved a patent related to the digital transmission of audio and digital files.
- Large beverage retailer in a putative class action wage-and-hour dispute under California law.
- JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2014, Order of the Coif
- BA, Stanford University, 2008, Phi Beta Kappa