Other Attorneys

Mark R. Bilak

Member, BSEE, MSEE, JD

Scott Bloebaum

Member, BS/MS/PhD EE, JD

Patrick P. Hansen

Senior Associate, BSEE, JD

Daniel P. Homiller

Member, BEE, MSEE, MBA, JD

Marc Johnson

Patent Agent, BSEE, MSEE

Justin Leonard

Of Counsel, BSECE, BSCS, JD

J. Michael O'Neill

Senior Associate, BSEE, JD

Bret Tingey

Senior Associate, BS Applied Physics, JD

Michael D. Murphy

Member, BSEE, JD

Education: B.S.E.E. (summa cum laude), J.D. (summa cum laude)
Registrations: Patent attorney before USPTO
State Bar Admissions: NC
Federal Court Admissions: E.D. of NC

Mr. Murphy brings to MBH a strong work ethic and commitment to serving clients. As a founding member of the firm, his comprehensive electrical engineering skills enable direct and supervisory work on a wide range of complex subject matter. Mr. Murphy has legal expertise in freedom to practice / clearance opinions, patentability evaluations, patent reexamination, due diligence evaluations, patent preparation and prosecution, and trademarks.

He has an extensive technical background in analog circuits, microprocessor-based systems, software, and radiofrequency communications including cellular and wireless networking devices and systems. Mr. Murphy previously worked as a design engineer and product development manager, specializing in embedded systems design, including hardware, software, and sensor interfacing.

Mr. Murphy earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 1991, and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the evening program at North Carolina Central University in 2004. Mr. Murphy worked full time as a registered patent agent while attending law school in the evenings. Mr. Murphy has eight years of working experience as an electrical engineer and over eighteen years of experience in patent law.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the North Carolina Bar and is admitted to federal practice in the Eastern District of North Carolina, and maintains active memberships in the Wake Co. Bar Association, and the North Carolina Bar Association.