Julie B. Wahlstrand



Julie Wahlstrand represents clients in complex intellectual property litigation across various technologies, including disc drives, fiber optics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She works closely with clients to problem solve and find effective strategies to achieve results.

District Court Litigation

Julie represents companies including Lumentum, Eli Lilly, and Seagate in large patent and intellectual property cases throughout the country.

Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Julie’s experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in inter partes review (IPR) encompasses several technology areas, for clients such as Seagate, Boston Scientific, and Pella, and also includes successfully defending IPR outcomes in Federal Circuit appeals.

Personal Interests

Julie enjoys being active and outdoors and spending time with her friends, family, and dogs.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Stanford Law School
J.D. (2008)

Carleton College
B.A. in Biology, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, summa cum laude (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • To Stay Or Not To Stay Pending IPR? That Should Be A Simpler Question
    Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, 2018 
  • Keys to a Successful Markman Hearing
    Minnesota CLE On-Demand Seminar, March 15, 2017
  • Winning Patent Litigation Casebook, Fourth Edition
    Author of chapter on inter partes review, 2016


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018-19
  • Baker Benson Pro Bono Award, 2017
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