Julie D. Hawk, Associate

Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
6055 Rockside Woods Boulevard, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44131
T: (216) 642-3342
F: (216) 642-8826

Ms. Hawk practices intellectual property law, focusing on patent preparation and prosecution, patentability searching and analysis, copyright and licensing matters, trademark procurement and trademark portfolio development. Ms. Hawk has prepared and prosecuted patents in a variety of technical areas, including sophisticated analog and digital circuitry, software technologies, financial services, electro-chemical and mechanical systems. She has also rendered opinions concerning patentability and infringement issues.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Hawk worked as a software engineer for Cisco Systems Inc., where she gained more than ten years of industry experience. As a member of Cisco’s Wireless Networking product development team, Julie was responsible for the architecture and implementation of automated software test systems and hardware validation routines for leading edge IEEE 802.11 wireless products.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., The University of Akron School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College, minor in Computer Science, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2010
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2013


  • “Anti-trafficking in ITU Trademark Applications,” Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Newsletter (April 2013)

Memberships / Honors / Awards

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • CALI Award in International Patent Law