Julianne R. Davis

Counsel to the Firm
Portland,  OR  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Education
  • Electronic Discovery, Technology and Strategy
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Litigation
University University of Oregon, B.S., Biology/Chemistry, 1977
Law SchoolNorthwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, J.D., 1984
Admitted1984, Oregon and Washington; U.S. District Court of Oregon; U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Memberships Multnomah Bar Association Oregon State Bar Association (Past Chair; Member, Antitrust Section; Member, Computer and Internet Law Section) Washington State Bar Association American Bar Association (Member: Intellectual Property and Antitrust Sections Federal Trial Practice and Procedure Committee, Intellectual Property Law Section) International Trademark Association.

Areas of Practice

For the past 24 years Julianne Davis has focused her practice exclusively on intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on litigation and strategic counseling. Her experience spans all aspects of IP matters, including utility patents and models, design patents, trademarks, product configuration trade dress, trade secrets, counterfeiting, and the procurement and enforcement of IP rights in both domestic and foreign markets. She approaches IP counseling from the aspect of an in-house lawyer, having spent more than five years at Nike where she was responsible for the enforcement and defense of the company's IP rights on a global basis. Julianne's in-house experience and trial work allow her to bring a unique set of skills to ensure the maximization of IP rights.

Professional Experience

· Nike, Inc., Assistant General Counsel (2005-2010)

· Chernoff Vilhauer
- Partner (1995-2005)
- Associate (1994-1995)

· Stoel Rives LLP, Associate (1991-1994)

· National Endowment for the Arts, General Counsel (1989-1991)

· Tonkon Torp, Associate (1986-1989)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

· Business

· Education

· Electronic Discovery, Technology and Strategy

· Food, Beverage and Hospitality

· Intellectual Property and Technology

· Litigation

· Electronic Discovery Committee

Representative Matters and Clients

· Pedigo Products v. Kimberly Clark: Representing Pedigo Products in utility patent infringement case.

· Leatherman Tool Group: Lead attorney enforcing unregistered product configuration trade dress rights against numerous infringers in over 100 contested matters. Consent judgments and permanent injunctions obtained in all federal cases. Settlement in most cases also resulted in payment of damages to Leatherman Tool Group.

· Leatherman Tool Group v. Cooper Industries: Lead attorney asserting product configuration trademark rights against Fortune 100 company. Case went to a jury verdict resulting in a multi-million dollar judgment, entry of a permanent injunction, punitive damages and award of attorney fees for plaintiff.

· In re Certain Multipurpose Hand Tools: Lead attorney in successfully obtaining General Exclusion Order from International Trade Commission on design patents relating to the Micra Tool.

· Cascade Microtech v. Micromanipulator, Inc.: Represented Cascade Microtech in patent infringement lawsuit relating to silicon wafer probe stations. Case was settled in favor of plaintiff with entry of a consent judgment and permanent injunction.

· Cascade Microtech v. Design Techniques, Inc.: Represented Cascade Microtech in patent infringement lawsuit involving semiconductor wafer probe technology. Case was tried to the court in the Central District of California resulting in entry of judgment for Cascade Microtech that included substantial monetary award and permanent injunction.

· Michaels of Oregon v. Clean Gun, Inc., et al.: Lead attorney for Michaels of Oregon in patent infringement lawsuit. A preliminary injunction was entered during the pendency of the lawsuit. Case settled with multi-million payment to Michaels of Oregon, entry of a consent judgment and permanent injunction just days before trial.

· Columbia Sportswear Co.: Successfully enforced numerous trademarks in contested cases in both the federal courts and federal agencies.

· Jeld-Wen, Inc.: Successfully enforced trademarks and copyrights in over 100 disputes.

· Semitool v. Applied Materials: Represented Applied Materials in patent infringement lawsuit relating to seed layer repair of semiconductor wafers. Case settled nine days into jury trial.

· Thrall Car Manufacturing Company v. Gunderson, Inc.: Represented defendant in patent infringement involving center beam rail car technology. The case was tried to a jury which returned a verdict in favor of defendant finding the patent invalid.

· Tigard Sports Surfaces v. Syntennico, Inc.: Lead attorney representing Tigard Sports Surfaces in two lawsuits involving trademarks, copyrights, and breach of contract relating to "Fieldturf" artificial sports surface, which is now installed in professional, college and high school sports arenas across the United States and throughout Europe. Oregon case was tried to a jury which returned a verdict favorable to Tigard Sports Surfaces. The California case settled in favor of Tigard Sports Surfaces.

· Tekmax v. Exide Corp.: Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement lawsuit involving battery wrapping machines that revolutionized the industry. Jury verdict was rendered in Tekmax's favor with a multi-million dollar damages award and a permanent injunction.

· Music Millennium v. Millennium Music: Lead attorney representing defendant in a case of first impression relating to personal jurisdiction over the Internet. Case was dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction.

· Labtec, Inc. v. Cyber Acoustics, Inc.: Co-Lead counsel representing defendant in trade dress infringement case. The case was decided in defendant's favor on summary judgment.

· International Wood Products, Inc., Division of Jeld-Wen: Lead attorney successfully prosecuting numerous business entities for copyright and trademark infringement in federal courts in California and Oregon. Consent judgments obtained in all cases.

· Wholelife, Inc. v. Pacific Spirit Corp.: Lead attorney representing Pacific Spirit Corporation in declaratory lawsuit seeking declaration that Wholelife did not infringe Pacific Spirit's federally registered trademarks. Case settled two weeks prior to trial with substantial payment to Pacific Spirit.

· Tektronix, Inc. v. TSSI, Inc.: Lead attorney representing defendant in copyright infringement and trade secrets case. Case was settled when plaintiff withdrew its claims.

· U.S. Software v. Pacific Software: Represented plaintiff in copyright infringement lawsuit. The case was settled on terms favorable to plaintiff.

· Longview Fibre Co. v. Stone Container: Lead attorney representing Longview Fibre in patent infringement case. Case was settled on terms favorable to Longview Fibre.

· Tektronix Inc. v. LeCroy Corp: Represented LeCroy in a multiple patent case involving hardware and software for digital oscilloscopes. Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement on Tektronix's key patent that resulted in a favorable settlement for LeCroy.

· Iron Hose Industries v. Northwest Rubber Extruders: Lead attorney representing northwest rubber extruders in trade secrets case resulting in summary judgment.

· Jamison v. Browning et al: Co-lead counsel representing plaintiff in multiple patent infringement lawsuit. Case settled with large lump sum payment to plaintiff, and ongoing royalties.

· Kushna Rice v. Costco: Lead attorney representing plaintiff in trademark infringement case. Obtained preliminary injunction early in the case. Case settled shortly thereafter with an entry of a permanent injunction, consent judgment and a large monetary settlement in plaintiff's favor.

· Lead attorney in successfully representing numerous software retailers in disputes with in which assertions of counterfeiting, copyright and trademark infringement were asserted by international software manufacturers, including Adobe, Microsoft and Norton.


· "Getting Real on the Counterfeit Goods Front," Portland Business Journal (February 22, 2013)

· Julianne has published six peer reviewed papers describing discovery and function of cell surface receptors in B cells, in various scientific journals including The Journal of Immunology, Journal of Rheumatology, Journal of Clinical Investigation and the Journal of Clinical Research.

· "Online Counterfeiters a Threat to All Brands," Oregon Business magazine (September 2012)

Speaking Engagements

Julianne has been a frequent continued legal education presenter and guest lecturer on intellectual property, patent litigation and general litigation.

Awards and Honors

· Peer Review Rated "AV" in Martindale-Hubbell

· Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2014)

Professional and Community Activities

· President, Oregon Patent Lawyers Association

· Oregon State Bar Committee
- Chair of the Bench, Bar, Press
- Chair of Federal Practice and Procedure

· Committee for Expansion, Portland Center Stage

· Attorney Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference

· Member, Ninth Circuit Senior Advisory Council

· Oregon State Racing Commissioner, appointed by Governor Kulongoski


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Julianne R. Davis

601 SW Second Avenue, Suite 2100
PortlandOR 97204-3158


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