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Kristin L. Murphy



University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, J.D./LL.M.
  • IDEA, The Journal of Law and Technology, Editor
Western New England University, B.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering


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Kristin Murphy is an intellectual property attorney with wide-ranging experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, including strategic patent portfolio development and management. Her practice also focuses on patent opinions, intellectual property valuations/due diligence, analyzing potential infringement/validity issues, and drafting and negotiating agreements relating to technology and intellectual property.

Kristin has extensive experience with trademark, unfair competition, and patent litigation through trial and appeal. She also has experience in administrative contested matters, such as oppositions and cancellation practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Furthermore, Kristin routinely drafts and negotiates agreements involving both patent and trademark assets.

Kristin also counsels companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, and individual investors by helping them evaluate the effectiveness and strength of patent portfolio assets, as well as opportunities to enhance the intellectual property assets to assist in making critical business decisions to drive company value.


Prior Experience

  • Brooks Kushman P.C., Shareholder, 2013-2019
  • Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC, Managing Partner, 1997-2013
  • The Young Industries, Engineer, 1993-1994



  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Recognized as one of 25 "Leaders in the Law," 2013
  • DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyer (Intellectual Property, Patents and Litigation), 2013
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011-2019
    • Recognized as a Rising Star, 2010
  • Women Law Association of Michigan Regional Leadership Award 2014

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, Board of Managers

Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Council Member, 2011-2017

Women’s Bar Association of Oakland County

Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, 2012-present

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Western New England University, Board of Trustees

inGage Advisory Council, Member

Inforum Center for Leadership, Member

The Pink Fund, former Board of Directors

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct faculty member at Michigan State School of Law, Patent Litigation, 2012-present
  • Adjunct faculty member at Cooley Law School, Patent Litigation, 2007; 2012; 2013
  • Adjunct faculty member at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Patent Practice II, 2005

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