Julie W. Meder is an Intellectual Property attorney with extensive experience in law, business and technical fields such as chemical engineering, physics, and biotechnology. In the horticulture industry, Julie has lectured internationally and is involved with all aspects of IP law including assisting with litigation matters and in securing patent protection for plant varieties. She is a published author and legal authority whose informed comments have appeared in technology magazines and scientific journals. Early in her career, she served as a research fellow in biotechnology at the Agricultural University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, and later as a polymer research and development engineer and biotechnology technical sales representative with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware.
Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1993 J.D.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1984 M.S. Chemical Engineering
Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1982 B.A. Physics
Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association
Senior Hearing Committee Member, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
Past Employment Positions
Agricultural University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, Research Fellow in Biotechnology
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Polymer Research and Development Engineer and Biotechnology Technical Sales Representative