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Timothy M Murphy

Timothy M Murphy

Practice areas:

Patent Application, Patent Infringement, Licensing, Intellectual Property

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Patent Application: 60%
  2. Patent Infringement: 20%
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
  4. Licensing: 10%

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Contact Info

Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

125 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02110-1616

125 Summer St Ste 1100
Boston, MA, 02110




NYCurrently registered 198603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2011
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Patent Attorney and PartnerSunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP1988 - Present
Attorney/ClerkIBM1984 - 1987
Summer AssociateCurtis, Morris & Safford1983 - 1983


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Education Committee, Boston Bar AssociationChair2013 - Present
Education Committee, Boston Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Computer & Internet Law CommitteeCo-Chair2011 - 2011
Boston Bar Association, Annual Meeting Luncheon Steering CommitteeCo-chair2010 - 2010
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Chair/Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Law Conference2008 - 2013
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Business & Commercial Law Curriculum Advisory Committee2008 - Present
Boston Bar JournalBoard of Editors2006 - 2012
Boston Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionCo-chair2004 - 2006
Boston Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionSteering Committee2001 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Intellectual Property Law CommitteeCo-chair2001 - 2003


Publication NameTitleDate
Intellectual Property UpdateHow Will the Supreme Court Decide the Aereo Case?2014
Intellectual Property UpdateThe Supreme Court Bans Aereo’s Service: An Odd Decision With an Odd Rationale2014
Intellectual Property TodayCan Amendments Made in Patent Prosecution Give Rise to Judicial Estoppel?2014
Intellectual Property UpdateCourt Widens Use of Reissue Applications for Strengthening Patents Against Infringement2011
Intellectual Property UpdateDouble Your Patents, Double Your Trouble? A Departure in Double-Patenting Law2011
Intellectual Property Practice (MCLE)Developing and Realizing Value from a Patent Portfolio2011
Intellectual Property Practice (MCLE)Understanding Patents for the Legal Advisor2011
Intellectual Property UpdateBest Mode of the Whole Invention Must be Described2010
Intellectual Property UpdateFederal Circuit's Validation of PTO Rules May Prove Unsettling to Inventors2009
The DispatchIs Your Patent Definite Enough? Or Is It Fragile?2008
Mass High TechPatent tactics against generic drugs draw scrutiny2003
Pharmaceutical Formulation & QualityGenerically Speaking2002
Intellectual Property Management and Due Diligence (MCLE)Managing Patent and Trade Secret Assets2001
Intellectual Property Practice Basics (MCLE)Basic Patent Law Issues1998


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied ScienceN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Judge, Northeast Regional Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition (various years since the 1990s)Intellectual Property2014
Co-Chair of the 16th Annual Intellectual Property Law ConferenceIntellectual Property2013
Co-Chair of the 15th Annual Intellectual Property Law ConferenceIntellectual Property2012
Co-Chair of the 14th Annual Intellectual Property Law ConferenceIntellectual Property2011
Intellectual Property Law Basics programs (1995-2010)Patent2010
Guest Lecturer, Health Law, Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and ManagementIntellectual Property2010
Chair of the 13th Annual Intellectual Property Law ConferenceIntellectual Property2010
Chair of the 12th Annual Intellectual Property Law ConferenceIntellectual Property2009
Chair of the 11th Annual Intellectual Property Law ConferenceIntellectual Property2008
Chair of the Intellectual Property Management and Due Diligence seminarIntellectual Property2001