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James J. Murphy III

Senior Counsel

Practice Areas

  • IP Audits and Legal Opinions
  • IP Due Diligence
  • IP Portfolio Management and Counseling
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Inter Partes Reviews
  • Patents
  • Technology Transactions
  • Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and Unfair Competition


James J. Murphy III
(972) 628-3698


  • Whittier Law School
    Costa Mesa, California 1989
    Juris Doctorate
    Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California 1981
    B.S. Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1989

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc.

Attorney Bio

James (Jim) J. Murphy III is senior counsel, practicing in the technology/intellectual property law group. Jim focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation, trademark and service mark adoption and registration, and technology licensing and counseling.

Jim has prepared and prosecuted more than 500 patent applications covering a wide array of inventions, both in the United States and overseas, and he has extensive technical experience in electronic memories and audio signal processing, including hardware and associated software, computer circuits and architectures, and microwave devices and systems.

Jim received his J.D., graduating magna cum laude, from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. Prior to law school, Jim earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. Jim has over 25 years of experience working as an intellectual property attorney and previously worked for a full-service, national law firm.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jim worked as a systems engineer in an aircraft company in California.

Representative Experience

  • Assists clients in the adoption and registration of trade and service marks
  • Counsels clients regarding the protection and exploitation of their intellectual property
  • Analyzes patent and trademark infringement accusations and draft non-infringement and invalidity options
  • Consults clients and attorneys on the enforcement of intellectual property rights through litigation
  • Licensing of software and trademarks
  • Preparation and prosecution of patents in the electronics and computer arts

Presentations & Published Works

“2004 Changes to the PCT Regulations,” March 2004

“Inside the Minds: The Art & Science of Patent Law,” December 2003

“E-Commerce Patents in the United States: A Practical Approach to Intellectual Property, E-Law: Computers, Software, Information Technology”, January 2003

“E-Commerce Conference, Center for International Legal Studies,” January 2003

“Patent Law Changes Spell Problems and Opportunities”, December 1999

Professional Associations & Memberships

Dallas Bar Association

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, member

Electron Devices and Engineering Management Societies, member