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Joseph Murphy
Of Counsel

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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Joseph F. Murphy, Ph.D, Esq. is a registered Patent Attorney and has over 15 years experience practicing  all aspects of patent prosecution, including patent reissue and reexamination proceedings. Dr. Murphy’s practice also includes international patent prosecution, as well as opinion work, including validity, invalidity, infringement, and freedom to operate opinions, and preparation of Paragraph IV Notice Letters for ANDA filings. He is experienced in diversified technologies, especially in the biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical arts. Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, and obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Murphy worked for 6 years in the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner in the field of biotechnology, and obtained his law degree from the George Washington University Law School. In his spare time, Dr. Murphy enjoys hiking and archery, and is a Level 1 Certified Archery Instructor.


B.S. Biology, St. Joseph’s University

Ph.D. Physiology, University of Virginia

J.D., George Washington University Law School 


Murphy JF: “Open COVID Pledge “. PBA Intellectual Property Law Section Newsletter. January, 2021.

Murphy JF, Shoneman, D: “Intellectual Property Sharing: Effects on Innovation”. Bucks County Bar Association, November, 2020.

Murphy, JF: “Trademarks”. Bucks County Bar Association Business Law Institute, August, 2020.

Murphy, JF: “California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)”. Bucks County Bar Association, November, 2019.

Murphy, JF: “Bayh-Dole Act Update”. Bucks County Bar Association, April, 2019.

Murphy JF: “IP Issues Created By Social Media”. Bucks County Bar Association Business Law Institute, May, 2018.

Murphy JF: “Advancing Technologies Impact on Litigation – Genetics”. Bar Association of Lehigh County’s Judge Donald E. Wieand Barristers’ Inn of Court, November, 2017.

Murphy JF, Tinari, NM. “Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: Updated Guidance for Protecting Your Inventions” In-House CLE Program, The Legal Intelligencer/ALM, June, 2016.

Murphy, JF. “Post Patent Grant AIA Proceedings”. National Association of College and University Attorneys. 2014 Annual Conference in Denver, CO, June 22–25, 2014.

Cornelison MJ, Murphy, JF: “The New Patent Laws: Key Rules and Strategies You Need to Know” In-House CLE Program, The Legal Intelligencer/ALM, March, 2013.

Murphy, JF. “Immunizing Your Patents Against Invalidation: Lessons Learned From Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation”. PA BIO Knowledge Fair and Summer Social in Malvern, PA, June 8, 2011.

Stevenson RW, Murphy JF, Clare TJ: Robot Inventors: Patently Impossible? Science 324 (5930), 1014-a (22 May 2009).

Stevenson RW, Murphy JF, Clare TJ: Robots and the Law: Will the Real Inventor Please Stand Up? E-Commerce Times. 28 April 2009.

Murphy, JF et al. “Biotechnology in the Courts”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2006.

Murphy JF: The Federal Circuit on Inherent Anticipation, Obviousness, and Claim Construction. Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 2006-4403, pp. 274-292.

Murphy JF: “Possible Role of Phosphorylation and Cytoplasmic Factors in the Regulation of Functionally Expressed GIRK/CIR Channels.” Dissertation. May 1997.

Xu L, Murphy JF, Otero A de S: Participation of Nucleoside-diphosphate Kinase in Muscarinic K+ Channel Activation Does Not Involve GTP Formation. J. Biol. Chem. 271:21120-21125 (1996).

Murphy J, Kuznetsov A, Philipson LH, Szabo G: Single Channel Characteristics of a G-Protein Linked Epitope-tagged K+ Channel (GIRK1-cp) Expressed in Stably Transfected Mammalian Cells. Biophysical Journal 68(2):A354 (1995).

Philipson LH, Kuznetsov A, Toth PT, Murphy JF, Szabo G, Mal GH, Miller RJ: Functional Expression of an Epitope-tagged G-protein-coupled K+ Channel (GIRK1) . J. Biol. Chem. 270:14604-14610 (1995).

Murphy JF, Graber SG, Garrison JC, Szabo G: Recombinant G Protein  Subunits Activate the Muscarinic K+ Channel in Bullfrog Atrial Myocytes. FASEB J 7(7):A1138 (April 1993).

Marshall LA, Murphy J, Marinari L, Chang J: Characterization and Pharmacological Modulation of Soluble Phospholipase A2 Generated During Glycogen-Induced Rat Peritonitis. Agents Actions 37:60-69 (1992).