John Murphy focuses his practice on patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property litigation. In spite of the prevalence of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities, the great majority of John's experience is in disputes between business competitors. Consequently, John frequently goes beyond the courtroom to advise on the strategic business uses and implications of IP litigation. John represents both plaintiffs and defendants in district courts and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission, arbitration panels and mediators. His representations have involved a variety of technologies, including orthopedic medical devices and materials, chemical and biological therapeutics, semiconductor manufacturing, commercial packaging, and cryptographic and other software, as well as proprietary business information.
John teaches Patent Litigation as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law–Camden, using the patent litigation and strategy casebook that he co-authored along with Federal Circuit Judge Kimberly A. Moore and Emory Law Associate Dean and Professor Timothy Holbrook. John also speaks and writes regularly on developments at the Federal Circuit and in patent law. Prior to law school, John completed his Ph.D. at Caltech, where he focused on the analysis of gene expression in the context of a laboratory focused on developing new methods for non-viral gene therapy and drug delivery.