Kathleen Fox Murphy

EIP - United Kingdom (England)


Fairfax House, 15 Fulwood Place


Patent star 2022


United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Optics & photonics

Kathleen is highly experienced in multi-jurisdictional patent litigation having acted in some of the most high-profile patent disputes of the last 20 years.

Kathleen has advised clients across a variety of industry sectors, substantially in the telecoms, electronics, IT, pharma/biotech, engineering and chemical industries. This includes multi-jurisdictional litigation co-ordination, interim injunctions, infringement and validity litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Her work in the telecoms, IT and electronics sectors has concerned patents for various aspects of mobile phones, including speech coding and advice relating to standard essential patents (SEPs) as well as encrypted email, bank card security, optics and semi-conductors. She also has considerable experience in advising in relation to competition law FRAND issues arising in patent litigation concerning SEPs.

Kathleen has advised biotech/pharma and medical device companies throughout her career, in relation to large and small molecule drugs, including SPC aspects, and regulatory issues affecting pharmaceutical companies, and has particular expertise in respect of interim injunctions.


Last updated 14 July 2021