Julia Church Dierker
Professional Experience

Ms. Dierker is a founding shareholder for the firm and has extensive domestic and foreign patent prosecution and procurement experience in the chemical, electrochemical, mechanical, information technology, and other arts.  She is also experienced in trademark procurement.  She previously acted as an in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 client, managing a large patent portfolio (domestic and international) and overseeing outside counsel for the client.

In addition to her duties at the firm, Ms. Dierker spent 9 years volunteering her time in the Michigan IP law Association (MIPLA), first heading committees, and then serving on the Board (including serving as president  from 2008-09).

Ms. Dierker mentors law students interested in IP law, and has given presentations to students at several law schools.


J.D. cum laude, Indiana University School of Law, 1988

B.S. in Chemistry, magna cum laude, University of Detroit, 1985

Honors & Distinctions

Peer Review Rated AV® PreeminentTM by Martindale-Hubbell®

Top Lawyers 2012 Dbusiness

2013 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (Martindale Hubbell®)

Organizations & Affiliations

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), President 2008-09.

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), (Section 101 Task Force, Secretary 2016 - present)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Electrochemical Society (ECS)

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Catholic Lawyers Society

Federal Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Julia Church Dierker
(248) 649-9900

Practice Areas




Chemical, Electrochemical, Biochemical, Inorganic Chemical, Mechanical, Medical device, and Information Technology arts.

Bar & Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan, 1988

U.S. District Court, E.D. Michigan, 1988

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 1989

U.S. Supreme Court, 2017

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