Timothy J. Murphy

Timothy J. Murphy

E:  tmurphy@cgolaw.com
P:  248.283.0732


“I began my career in patent law as a patent examiner. Whether I am prosecuting a patent application or in front of an ALJ at the ITC, my experience at the Patent Office continues to serve me well. I have been able to deliver good results consistently by focusing only on the key issues and pursuing them aggressively.”


  • Patent Prosecution
  • International Trade Commission
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Post Grant Proceedings


  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2012
    • Law Review
    • Dean’s Scholar
    • Bronze Key recipient
  • University of Michigan, B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 2008


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Achieved general exclusion order for toy manufacturer before the International Trade Commission
  • Successfully defended respondent Canadian furniture manufacturer in U.S. International Trade Commission investigation, obtaining a determination of noninfringement, invalidity, and estoppel after trial
  • Represented makers of CPAP machines before the International Trade Commission (the parties settled)
  • Achieved reversal of PTAB decision for pallet manufacturer before the CAFC
  • Achieved stipulation vacating PTAB decision for telematics manufacturer before the CAFC
  • Represented patent owner, a medical device manufacturer, in a series of IPR proceedings before the PTAB (the parties settled)
  • Achieved judgment granting priority to senior party, a mold manufacturer, in interference proceeding before PTAB


  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019-2021
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers in Metropolitan Detroit, 2018-2020
  • Michigan Top Lawyers, 2016


  • Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Medical devices


  • Michigan IP Inn of Court
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Section, State Bar of Michigan