Lessons on trade secret, trademark, copyright & patent law for entrepreneurs
STATE BAR ADMISSIONS
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1998
B.S., Medical Technology, Chemistry minor, Brigham Young University, 1984
JILL HUBBARD BOWMAN
Jill Hubbard Bowman is an independent intellectual property attorney with more than ten years of experience in protecting, enforcing and licensing intellectual property rights.
Jill started her practice in Silicon Valley at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier firm specializing in representing technology startups. Jill worked for WSGR for four years before moving to Chicago and joining one of the largest intellectual property firms in the country, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione. Jill worked in Chicago for four years before moving to Austin, Texas, where it is almost always sunny, and starting her own law practice.
Over the last ten years, Jill has been legal counsel for numerous startups and has worked with a variety of technologies including software, e-commerce, media streaming, microprocessors, hard drives, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and chemical compositions.
Jill is a registered patent lawyer and counsels companies regarding strategic protection of their intellectual property including trade secrets, patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
Additionally, Jill counsels companies about avoiding liability for infringement and misappropriation. Jill has litigated IP cases in numerous state and federal courts including courts in California, Washington, Texas, Minnesota, Maryland and Illinois.
Jill’s litigation experience has included trials, temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, appeals and various forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, AAA and ICC arbitration.
Jill has represented startups who have been sued by their founders’ former big company employers; startups who have sued individual inventors; and big companies who have sued startup companies founded by their former employees.
Jill’s litigation experience gives her a valuable perspective to assess potential liability issues and minimize risk.
Nobody wants to be sued. Jill helps companies avoid lawsuits and create strategic IP protection plans.
PREVIOUS LAW FIRMS
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto, California & Austin, Texas
Startup law is all in the family. Jill is married to an attorney who represents a group of startups. David Bowman is the General Counsel of Ygomi LLC a company that builds and operates startups.
Jill is also the mother of twins, Zoe and Drake. They all spend much of their free time enjoying the sunny weather in Austin, Texas and eating tortilla chips by the swimming pool—sometimes with their laptops.
Jill’s Project for Teenage Girls - Lookilulu.com
Jill has also founded a startup company, Willard Peak Productions, Inc., to help empower girls and women.
Her first development project is a Web site for teenage girls, Lookilulu.com, that profiles inspiring career women to help girls see what they can do.