EIP strengthens patent litigation team with appointment of fifth London Partner

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EIP today announces the appointment of Kathleen Fox Murphy as Partner to the patent litigation group.

Kathleen joins from Browne Jacobson, where she held the role of Partner and Head of the London Patent Litigation Team for three years. Kathleen previously spent over 18 years at Taylor Wessing LLP.

Kathleen has nearly 20 years’ experience working in patent litigation and she is renowned for providing exceptional strategic patent advice across a variety of industry sectors, including; telecoms, electronics, IT, pharmaceutical, engineering and chemical industries.

She is highly experienced in multi-jurisdictional patent litigation having acted in some of the most high-profile patent disputes of the last 20 years, including acting for Ericsson in the landmark Unwired Planet case. She also recently acted for Sandoz, an arm of Novartis, in respect of patent infringement and SPC issues arising in respect of UK product launches.

Kathleen has been cited as a leading UK patent litigator by the major legal directories, including the Legal 500.

Kathleen’s appointment brings the size of the UK litigation team at EIP to 17, including five partners.

Gary Moss, Head of EIP Legal, said: “Kathleen brings significant experience and expertise in major patent litigation at a time when our pipeline of active cases continues to expand. We are delighted that she has decided to join us and that we will be able to deploy her undoubted abilities in the management of cases for our clients. From a personal perspective I am very pleased to witness the rapid growth of the litigation group at EIP, both in the UK and in Germany; the recruitment of Kathleen represents another significant milestone in that growth.”

Kathleen Fox Murphy, Partner at EIP, said: “EIP’s international reputation and impressive track record were key factors in my decision to join the firm. EIP’s recent success in the Unwired Planet and Conversant cases was further evidence of the firm’s impressive credentials and I am confident that I will be able to help continue the fantastic momentum it has achieved so far.”