Mr. Murphy has over thirty years of experience in representing a variety of clients from individuals to large, publicly-traded corporations in appellate and extraordinary writ proceedings in state and federal courts and in litigation involving commercial, intellectual property and real estate matters.
Mr. Murphy is a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
In 2014-2018, Mr. Murphy was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Appellate Law.
Mr. Murphy also represents clients in intellectual property protection matters, including copyright and trademark counseling, registration, maintenance and enforcement, conveyance and licensing of intellectual property, and agreements regarding intellectual property rights.
Mr. Murphy has counseled clients regarding the availability and use of trademarks and service marks, prosecuted applications for trademark registration before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, represented clients in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial Appeals Board, advised clients regarding the use, protection and maintenance of marks, and handled domain name disputes. He also has advised clients regarding copyright matters, particularly in the software, database and Internet contexts, including the availability of protection, ownership and licensing questions, infringement analysis, analysis of potential antitrust and misuse issues, fair use, and enforcement.