Professional Biography

Julia Thomas Patent Agent

  • Palo Alto

    D +1.650.838.4300

    F +1.650.838.4350

    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212




Julia Thomas is a patent agent with the firm's Intellectual Property practice.  She has fifteen years’ experience drafting computer and business methods-related patent applications and responses for U.S. and foreign patent offices in a wide variety of areas, including optimization algorithms, e-commerce, network security, graphics, printers, social media, online advertising, Internet service provider and client/server services, financial, insurance, risk, fraud, scoring, rules, predictive models and marketing.  Julia has also handled complex prosecution matters including appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals. Prior to patent prosecution, Julia worked in computer programming.

Related Employment

  • Glenn Patent Group, LLC, Menlo Park, CA, Patent Agent, 2010 - 2013
  • Hickman, Palermo, Truong & Becker, LLP, San Jose, CA, Patent Agent, 2007 - 2008
  • Glenn Patent Group, Menlo Park, CA, Patent Agent, 1998 - 2007
  • Prudential Insurance Co., Ft. Washington, PA, Computer Programmer, 1993 - 1996
  • Prudential Financial Co., Newark, NJ, Computer Programmer, 1990 - 1993
  • Gifford Fong Associates, Walnut Creek, CA, Computer Programmer, 1988 - 1990



Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Mathematics, 1986
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Mathematics, with honors, 1981