Ryan Murphey

Counsel

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  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2010
  • PhD (Genetics), Harvard University, 2006
  • BS (Molecular and Cell Biology), summa cum laude, University of Connecticut, 1998; Phi Beta Kappa, Honors program

Qualifications

  • New York, 2011
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2007

Ryan Murphey

Counsel

Ryan advises clients on intellectual property issues in connection with transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, in- and out-licensing relationships, and venture financings. He evaluates the intellectual property portfolios of target companies, as well as potentially blocking third-party intellectual property.

Ryan works with clients in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including patent portfolio strategy, patent opinions, and freedom-to-operate analysis. Prior to joining the Intellectual Property Transactions group, Ryan prosecuted life sciences patent applications for over eleven years.

Prior to joining the firm, Ryan completed a Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University, where his graduate work focused on zebrafish genetic cancer models and chemical genetic approaches in the laboratory of Professor Leonard Zon.

Experience

  • Represented a biotechnology company drafting and prosecuting a broad patent portfolio in the U.S. and around the world. 
  • Represented a venture capital firm in connection with an investment in a biotechnology company. 
  • Represented a biopharmaceutical company in a patent interference resulting in a victory for the client.
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