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Jim Murphy has 20+ years’ experience practicing intellectual property law, including successfully representing clients as lead counsel in jury trials across the country and in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Jim helps clients secure and maximize the value of their intellectual property. He also counsels clients on all related issues such as licensing, unfair competition, trade secrets, and copyright. Jim also represents clients with intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and has successfully negotiated multi-billion-dollar deals. His clients range from internet-based startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Jim also litigates complex commercial disputes. He actively advises clients regarding gaming operations, representing clients in courts and before the Illinois Gaming Board.

Jim’s industry experience includes automotive, electronics, medical devices, network communications, consumer products, vending, and gaming and entertainment devices.


J.D., with honors, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
B.S., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Engineering


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation – Intellectual Property by Best Lawyers (2024)


Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association

International Association of Privacy Professionals

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Florida
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas