Julie Burke

Founder of IP Quality Pro LLC.

In 2020, Julie Burke founded IP Quality Pro LLC, a patent prosecution consulting venture, and provides assistance and guidance to help patent practitioners efficiently and effectively navigate procedural obstacles with the USPTO.

As an advisor to Petition.ai, Julie provides assistance and guidance on the creation and use of the first comprehensive searchable database of patent prosecution documents filed with the USPTO.

Julie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in Biochemistry from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London.

Julie worked at Biogen Research Corporation and as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Biological Chemistry.  From 1995 – 2000, Julie was a Patent Examiner for the USPTO where she examined patent applications in the cancer immunology and recombinant antibody arts.

From 2000 to 2007, Julie served as a Special Program Examiner in Technology Center 1600 of the USPTO, where she oversaw special laws applications including re-issues, re-examination proceedings, and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications.   From 2007 to 2015, Julie served as a Quality Assurance Specialist at the USPTO, where she drafted petition decisions, reviewed quality of Office Actions and allowances and evaluated patent examination practices to identify targets for quality improvement.

While at the USPTO, she presented more than a dozen talks on patent procedural issues, including Restriction and Unity of Invention Practice. Julie was awarded two Bronze Medals from the US Department of Commerce for patent process re-engineering initiatives (2014) and implementation of eTerminal Disclaimers (2013) and one Silver Medal for her role in drafting the PCT Unity of Invention Examples (2004).

Julie was a Patent Scientist in Knobbe Martens’ Washington D.C. office from 2015-2020.  She handled patent prosecution matters with a special interest in resolving complex procedural issues across all technology sectors.

Julie has been invited to speak at the Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association 2017 Spring Meeting, and act as Panel Participant at the Intellectual Property Owners 2018 Annual Meeting and at the American Intellectual Property Association 2019 Annual Meeting.