Julie L. Reed



503-222-3613 | julie.reed@margerjohnson.com


  • J.D. – Southern Methodist University (1995)
  • M.B.A. – University of Dallas (1994)
  • B.S.E.E. – Washington State University (1988)


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State of Texas
  • State of Washington


  • American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section

Julie believes that a strong, coherent patent portfolio, aligned with a company’s business strategy, provides a strategic advantage over competitors. Not one to shy from a fight, Julie also understands that a company can leverage its patent portfolio to obtain results—revenues, partnering opportunities, and larger market share.

With more than 25 years of intellectual property experience, Julie brings a wealth of experience to her clients. Starting as a patent agent at Texas Instruments, Julie learned patent prosecution by working with attorneys at the leading edges of licensing and litigation, learning how to write effective patents for both. Leaving TI after becoming a patent attorney and spending several years protecting TI’s DLP® technology as the Intellectual Property Strategy Manager, she served as the first in-house patent counsel at Sharp Labs of America. Julie joined Marger Johnson over fifteen years ago and has served two separate terms as President of the firm.

Julie’s practice areas include wireless networking, digital imaging, printing technologies and systems, optical systems, curable materials, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), semiconductor processing including thin film processes, digital circuits, processor design, and memory technologies.

Whether she’s working with an established leader in development of new technologies or small to mid-sized companies in green technologies, Julie has participated in the growth of technologies from their formative stages to market acceptance. She helps develop strategic plans that tightly couple patent acquisition and licensing with business strategies.



  • Interview with Lawyer Monthly, April 2016
  • How will a Recent Supreme Court patent ruling affect your entrepreneurial business?, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network e-newsletter, August 2007
  • State’s entrepreneurial spirit alive and well, Portland Business Journal, December 22, 2006
  • The Oregon Tale, Entrepreneur, December 2006
  • The best choice for attorney is someone who is a partner, Portland Business Journal, October 6, 2006
  • Strong IP portfolio adds to appeal of buyout targets, Portland Business Journal, January 27, 2006
  • The Risks and Rewards of Amassing a Patent Portfolio, Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum’s online resource library, Fall/Winter 2005
  • Legal fees out of hand? Go “in-house”, Vancouver Business Journal, November 11, 2005
  • Roundtable on Collaborating for Excellence features Julie Reed, MJM attorney, Oregon Business, October 2005
  • Companies’ new mission: Squeeze revenue from IP, Portland Business Journal, April 8, 2005
  • Marger Johnson & McCollom’s Julie Reed Appointed Adjunct Professor at Portland State University, December 4, 2003
  • Marger Johnson & McCollom Names Three New Shareholders, September 2, 2003