Law Office of Julie Scott, LLC
Based In Kansas City, We Provide Nationwide Legal Counsel

Julie A. Scott Ph.D.

Julie A. Scott Ph.D.

Kansas City, Missouri

Julie A. Scott's practice focuses on the prosecution of patent applications related to biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry and pharmacology in the United States and worldwide. She provides counsel in strategic planning, unfair competition, confidentiality agreements, and validity, infringement and patentability opinions and related issues.

Extending her practice to administrative hearings and court cases, Ms. Scott also has experience in litigating patent matters before federal district courts, the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Scott was a National Research Counsel Postdoctoral Associate at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and a MacArthur Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Arizona. She has broad technical expertise in several fields including malaria, recombinant genetics, HIV and cancer vaccines, drug delivery and design, medical devices, stem cells, combination and gene therapies, molecular biology, biochemistry, plant and animal transgenics, insecticide toxicology and protein chemistry.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
  • California, 2001
  • Missouri, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2011


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
  • Texas A&M University
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1981
    • Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Sci.
  • University of Missouri
    • M.S. - 1984
    • Major: Entomology
  • Texas A&M University
    • Ph.D. - 1990
    • Major: Entomology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property, Law Practice Management and Young Lawyers Sections
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. St. Joseph, Missouri, Associate Director, Corporate Counsel, 2010 - 2013
  • Polsinelli Shughart, PC Kansas City, Missouri, Of Counsel, 2008 - 2010
  • Polsinelli Shughart, PC Kansas City, Missouri, Associate, 2005 - 2008
  • Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP San Francisco, California, Associate, 2001 - 2004
  • Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP San Francisco, California, Summer Associate
  • Arnold, White & Durkee LLP Austin, Texas, Patent Agent/Technical Advisor, 1996 - 1998
  • U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services Kerrville, Texas, Research Scientist, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Arizona, Tucson – Centers for Insect Sciences, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Research Fellow, 1992 - 1994
  • Centers for Disease Control, Malaria Branch Atlanta, Georgia, National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate, 1990 - 1992

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