Julie Tavares brings a background in chemistry to her litigation practice. As a patent examiner, Julie examined patent applications in the analytical chemical field, including sample analyzers, test sensors, biochips, and laboratory equipment. Prior to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Julie worked as a Department of Defense contractor for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. During law school, she was a senior staff member of the American University Law Review and served as a Research Assistant to Professor Angela J. Davis, who concentrates in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system.  

Representative Experience

  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman litigation.*
  • Defended a global retailer and manufacturer of food processing technology in design patent and trademark litigation.*

*Matters handled prior to joining Williams & Connolly LLP 



Other Government Service

Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2012-2018

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