Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Mary K. Murray, Ph.D. drafts and prosecutes patent applications, prepares freedom-to-operate, patentability, and inventorship opinions, drafts and negotiates licenses, and intellectual property and confidentiality agreements, conducts trademark prosecution and trade secret protection, and supports intellectual property litigation. She has been practicing patent law for over 20 years. Her technical experience broadly includes: biophysics; cell, molecular and developmental biology; genetic engineering; pharmacology; immunology; and intravascular prosthetics. Some specific examples of recently patented subject matter include devices to treat aortic disease, vaccines to viral and bacterial antigens, treatment of genetic conditions and molecular diagnostics.
Mary combines her legal and scientific experience by speaking and writing on intellectual property topics. She serves as chairperson of the Suffolk University Law School Intellectual Property Advisory Board. Separately, she was a director of MassMEDIC for six years, and an officer of that organization for three years.
She entered intellectual property law after an academic career where she established a federally funded research program; co-directed a National Institutes of Health sponsored center; and taught medical, veterinary and graduate school courses.
In addition to her state bar and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office admissions, Mary is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.