IP Law Café

IP Law Café

IP Law Café 21st January

This Café event will discuss the critical issue of valuing IP rights whether for purchase, sale, investment or as security in lending. Professor Murphy, co-author of Patent Valuation – Improving Decision Making through Analysis (2012), believes that this crucial element to the exploitation of IP rights is at best overlooked and at worst lacks an appropriately robust approach when making crucial decisions on IP rights.

Professor William Murphy

After law school Professor Murphy was an antitrust trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition (where he earned the Chairman’s Commendation for Meritorious Service “for outstanding trial advocacy in complex antitrust matters”) before continuing his education at the Harvard Business School where he received his MBA with Distinction, as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration. He also received an appointment as an Associates Fellow while at Harvard. During business school he was a contributing founder of an educational software company and global pharmaceutical clinical trials company.
He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Harvard in the Extension and the Radcliffe Seminars Programs, and in the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He has been a Visiting Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and a Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork, Ireland. Professor Murphy also co-founded and co-directed the eLaw Summer Institute that was run in cooperation with University College Cork in Cork, Ireland from 2005 to 2012.
Professor Murphy was one of the founding partners in a Concord law firm specializing in technology-based business law and intellectual property before joining the faculty at UNH Law. For five years in the mid-1990s he was the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Inventors Assistance Program at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, a state funded program designed to aid inventors in developing intellectual property protection for their inventions and assessing commercialization options.
Professor Murphy is a founding and on-going member of the team that designed and developed the Portal for Intellectual Property Rights, a web resource developed specifically for entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and financial institutions to help make the commercialization of intellectual property easier and more efficient. It is supported by the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the State of New Hampshire.

Further details

The IP Law Café takes place every month during 2015/2016. All meetings are held in the Millstream Common Room at the University of Limerick at 4pm and food and refreshments are served. Admission is free but we would appreciate prior registration of interest by email to raymond.friel@ul.ie

Future dates for your diary:

February 18, 2016 IP and Disruptive Technologies : 3D Printing explored Kate Harnett, William Fry Solicitors
March 10, 2016 National and international taxation of IP rights Professor Jeffrey Maine, University of Maine Law School
ICEL Director: Raymond J Friel, School of Law, University of Limerick
Email: raymond.friel@ul.ie; ICEL Website: http://www.ul.ie/law/research/icel