SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Kristin Murphy, discusses best practices for filing patent applications under the United States new “first to file” patent system. In the article, Murphy describes cost and time-efficient strategies of utilizing provisional patent applications to provide meaningful and timely protection for inventions, without breaking companies` budget.
A key takeaway from the article is that, “inventors should work with a patent practitioner to develop a robust and detailed description of the inventive concepts for provisional application filings, thereby reducing the likelihood of an incomplete disclosure.”
Murphy`s practice focuses on domestic and foreign patent prosecution as well as strategic patent portfolio development. She is also serves as the Chair of Brooks Kushman`s IP Due Diligence practice. In her role, she counsels companies, venture capitalists, and investors by helping them evaluate the viability of patent portfolio assets and properly understand the strengths and weaknesses of the intellectual property assets which enables them to make critical investment decisions.
Murphy earned her Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Western New England University, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees.
She also serves as the immediate past president of the Women`s Bar Association of Oakland County, president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and is a member of the advisory council of The Pink Fund, a Michigan-based charity aiding women and men battling breast cancer.
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