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Haynes and Boone

Julie M. Nickols

Julie M. Nickols



  • Intellectual Property

WSG Practice Industries


Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

Patent Law Workshop Group
Julie Nickols concentrates her practice in the area of intellectual property law, including the preparation, prosecution, and enforcement of patents and trademarks for domestic and international portfolios.

Bar Admissions

Texas; United States Patent & Trademark Office


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, 2002, cum laude; Southern Methodist University Law Review Association
  • B.S., General Engineering, University of Illinois, 1994
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Counseling regarding new product clearance and patent infringement issues, including patent validity and the design and implementation of non-infringing alternatives to patented technology.

Conducting patent portfolio acquisition due diligence, including freedom to practice analyses and patented technology landscaping.

Preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications directed toward medical device technology, software, nanotechnology, semiconductor technology, and telecommunications.

Preparing and prosecuting trademark applications including conducting trademark searches and counseling clients on development of trademark portfolios.

Providing litigation support for a variety of patent and copyright matters.
Julie's prior work experience includes:

Engineering and management roles in several General Electric industrial businesses including GE Plastics, GE Transportation Systems, and GE Appliances;

Conducting financial, process, and legal compliance audits for GE’s Corporate Audit Staff; and

Managing acquisition integrations for GE Medical Systems.

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