William H. Murray
has practiced in the area of intellectual property law for 35 years. His practice includes the acquisition, evaluation, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks and copyrights . His practice encompasses diverse areas of technology such as computer hardware and software, integrated circuits, Internet, television, communication systems, medical electronics and electrical power distribution systems.
Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section and the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is also a member of the Education and Electronics and Computer Law committees of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
He is the past president of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, which is the continuing legal education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Benjamin Franklin Inn of the American Inns of Court, a Philadelphia area Inn of Court for intellectual property law practitioners.
Mr. Murray is an adjunct professor of law at Villanova University School of Law.
Mr. Murray was named as one of the first-rank intellectual property lawyers in Pennsylvania by Chambers and Partners, the London-based international legal ranking and directory publisher. The rankings are established by Chambers researchers, who contact general counsel and law firm partners throughout the United States, seeking their view of the top practitioners in each area. Mr. Murray qualified to be listed in the 2003-2005 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers.
Mr. Murray is a 1973 graduate of Villanova University School of Law and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.S. and M.S., electrical engineering).
Honors & Awards
• Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Law, 2006-2014
• Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004-2012
• Listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2010
• Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2003-2005 editions
• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Selected Speaking Engagements
• Speaker, What's The Case Worth? PBI's Third Annual IP Institute, March 5-6, 2009