Gerald Murphy has practiced intellectual property for over 30 years, and has prosecuted numerous patent applications in the areas of biotechnology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Murphy has also prosecuted a variety of Post-Grant Review applications and filed various Appeal Briefs within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has conducted a multitude of Oral Hearings before the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, represented clients in a variety of inter partes matters, including patent interferences and reexaminations. He has personally participated in over 30 patent interferences.
Mr. Murphy has counseled clients and prepared numerous opinions analyzing patent validity and infringement issues, managed worldwide patent portfolios, and lectured on a myriad of topics before international audiences on U.S. patent law and case law developments. Mr. Murphy served as the sole arbitrator in two arbitrations involving patent and licensing issues in the fields of DNA diagnostics and therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, and has served as an expert witness in the areas of patent infringement litigation and arbitration involving patent license agreements.
Mr. Murphy chairs BSKB's annual Summer Patent Seminar, an introductory seminar on U.S. patent practice.
1984, Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Fourth Circuits and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1990, Maryland; 1978, registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
University of Maryland (B.S., Microbiology, 1976); George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 1984); George Washington University National Law Center (LL.M., highest honors, 1989).
Virginia State Bar; London Court of International Arbitration.