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Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

John Murray, Ph.D.

John Murray, Ph.D.

Of Counsel
Phone: 202.971.4240
Fax: 202.408.5146
[email protected]

Dr. John Murray has extensive experience in complex life sciences patent litigation, prosecution and opinion work, as well as due diligence. John conducts prosecution both domestically and internationally for a wide range of clients, including start-ups and academic clients, as well as larger corporations. He has substantial experience in life sciences, in areas such as biotechnology, chemistry/organic chemistry, medical devices, molecular biology, and pharmaceuticals, as well as software.

John has substantial experience in patent infringement litigation, Hatch-Waxman and ITC 337 litigation. He has particular experience in motion practice, claim construction, discovery work and oral argument. In addition to life sciences litigation, John has also handled litigation involving software, mechanical devices, commercial packaging, and contractual disputes related to IP ownership.

John has handled inter partes review, including oral argument before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as appeal to the Federal Circuit.

John received his PhD in molecular genetics under the supervision of Professor Sir Alec J. Jeffreys from the University of Leicester, England. He completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Columbia University, after finishing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. His post-doctoral research investigated the structural biology of cell membrane proteins through use of x-ray crystallography.

Representative Experience

  • Genetic Technologies, Ltd. V. Histogenetics, LLC (D. Del.) Represented diagnostics innovator in patent infringement litigation to secure dismissal on summary judgment of patent infringement claims by patent troll.
  • Oral argument before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board during IPR proceedings.
  • Hypoxico Inc. v. Colorado Altitude et al. (S.D.N.Y.) Represented oxygen tent manufacturer in trial team to obtain million dollar damage award in patent infringement litigation jury trial.
  • Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging, and Components Thereof (I.T.C.) Represented major distiller, including conduct and co-ordination of discovery, in landmark ITC case to establish failure to meet domestic industry requirement by patent troll.
  • AstraZeneca Ab et al. v. IVAX Corporation et al. (D.N.J.) Represented generic against brand name in ANDA litigation to secure settlement before trial.


  • Recognized as a New York Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (published in Metro Magazine), 2013, 2014


  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Academy of Sciences