Julia F. Kottmeier

Patent Agent

Portland Office



Julia is a patent agent in the firm’s Mechanical practice group, where she prepares and prosecutes U.S., international, and foreign patent applications. Julia also provides strategic and technical consultation for clients, such as preparing patentability  analyses, and developing offensive and defensive prosecution strategies.

Julia has over thirteen years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution for broad range of mechanical and computer science related inventions. For example, Julia’s past work included U.S. and foreign patent portfolio management for companies developing medical devices (including implantable and wearable devices), as well as associated software, data management systems, user interfaces, and surgical techniques.  Prior to patent law, Julia was an Associate Scientist for Life Technologies, where she worked on high-throughput and high-content screening platforms used for toxicology analyses.  She holds bachelor and master’s degrees in molecular biology, and she returned to school to study programming and computer science as a post-baccalaureate.

Julia joined Klarquist as a patent agent in 2021.  She is currently a law student in the evening program at Lewis & Clark.

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