Julie Heitzenrater is an Intellectual Property attorney with extensive experience in metallurgical engineering. Prior to receiving her law degree, she spent over 15 years as a research and quality engineer and manager working on carbon, electrical, and stainless steels. Julie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. During her law school career, she spent a summer in Munich Germany studying International Intellectual Property and interning at a German patent law firm and served as an editor for I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society.
Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Michael E. Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University , Columbus, OH, 2009 J.D.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society – Staff Editor of the Year – 2007/08 and Senior Editor of the Month – October 2008
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988 B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Sciences with a Biomedical Engineering Option
Professional Associations and Memberships
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Past Employment Positions
RG Steel LLC – Sparrows Point, MD: Director of Process and Product Improvement 2011-2012
AK Steel Corporation, Middletown, OH: Carbon Steel Engineer: 1988-1998, Carbon Steel Research Manager: 1998-2003, Specialty Steel Research Manager: 2003-2005, Quality Control Manager – Middletown Works: 2005-2006