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Sarah J. Murphy

Senior Associate

Sarah Murphy is an intellectual property lawyer representing clients across a broad range of industries. Ms. Murphy has worked on patent matters involving a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, software, systems engineering and data storage. She has also provided patent portfolio support to our Mergers and Acquisitions practice and as a CIPP/US, has leveraged her background in US privacy law to aid our clients.

Ms. Murphy was a law clerk for The Honorable Jonathan A. Kobes of United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 20222023. During law school, she completed a judicial externship for to the Honorable Scott L. Kafker of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. She was previously a teaching assistant while at Boston College Law School and an intern at Global Patent Solutions, LLC, where she conducted prior art, patentability, invalidity and landscape searches for a wide variety of technologies.


  • Education

    • JD, Boston College Law School, 2020

      cum laude

      Boston College Law Review, Executive Articles Editor

      Intellectual Property & Technology Forum Journal, Editor in Chief

    • BS, Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, 2017

      Merit Scholarship, President’s List, Dean’s List
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • US Patent and Trademark Office

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Jonathan A. Kobes, US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2022 - 2023



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