Julie Turner
Julie TurnerPartner Emerita
Since 1997, Julie Turner has been representing both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters.  She has litigated patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret cases involving a wide range of electronics, software, consumer goods, and pharmaceutical technologies.  She has also represented clients in antitrust, First Amendment, defamation, contract, and business tort cases.  Ms. Turner has first-chaired ten trials without a defeat.  Ms. Turner has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Northern California Super Lawyers since 2009.

Ms. Turner received her law degree in 1997 from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) at the University of California at Berkeley.  She graduated in the top 10% of her law school class and is a member of the Order of the Coif.  While in law school, Ms. Turner was a member of the High Technology Law Review and the California Law Review, where she was elected to the executive committee.  Ms. Turner received the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law and the Jurisprudence Award in Patent Law.  Ms. Turner received her B.A. from Barnard College.  Between college and law school, Ms. Turner worked in the area of international business and trade.

Before founding Turner Boyd LLP in 2008, Ms. Turner was a partner at Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder LLP, an associate at Cooley Godward LLP, and a solo practitioner.  Ms. Turner is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.  In her free time, she rides the California back roads on her SV650.

  • Barnard College, B.A., 1986 (cum laude)
  • University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1997 (Order of the Coif)

  • Patent Claim Construction: Principles and Doctrines, in How to Prepare & Conduct Markman Hearings 2007, Practicing Law Institute
  • The Risks to Corporations from Employees’ Online Piracy, in Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value: An International Guide for the Boardroom (Globe White Page), 2003 (with R. Galvin and A. Ortel)
  • The Non-Manufacturing Patent Owner: Toward a Theory of Efficient Infringement, 86 Calif. L. Rev. 179 (1998)

  • Copyright Damages Take Flight: An exploration of copyright damages in the wake of Oracle v. SAP and Mattel v. MGA, San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court (April 2011)
  • Recent Developments in Patent Remedies, Adv. Pat. Law Inst., Santa Clara (2008)
  • Remedies: Damages, Injunctions, and the Pendulum Swing, Adv. Pat. Law Inst., San Jose (2007)