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

Michael D. Murphy

Member, BSEE, JD

J. Michael O'Neill

Senior Associate, BSEE, JD

Education: B.S.E.E., J.D. (magna cum laude)
Registrations: Patent attorney before USPTO
State Bar Admissions: NC, MA, CT

Since beginning his career as a patent attorney in 2012, Michael's responsibilities at Murphy, Bilak and Homiller have expanded dramatically. Michael’s practice covers a wide variety of technologies including digital and analog circuits, power transistors, semiconductor packaging, RF amplifiers, and fiber optic network hardware. Michael enjoys working with his clients to learn the core technology behind each invention and using his knowledge of U.S. patent law to translate this technology into valuable IP. Michael’s practice primarily consists of drafting new patent applications and prosecution of pending applications, including office action responses and appeals. Michael’s practice also includes patent services such as search reports, patentability opinions, and infringement opinions.

Michael's foundation in the semiconductor arts comes from his experience in IBM's PowerPC group. Michael’s work at IBM included custom circuit design and implementation of simulation tools for PowerPC microprocessors. Mike has additional work experience at American Tower Corporation. American Tower is an industry leading owner and operator of wireless communications towers.

Michael earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 2004. Michael earned a J.D. from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2012, magna cum laude, with a certificate of concentration in intellectual property law. Michael served as President of the Quinnipiac Law Intellectual Property Law Society and Vice President of the Quinnipiac Law Moot Court Society. While attending Quinnipiac Law, Michael worked as a patent intern in the Global Patent Office at General Electric.

Michael volunteers as a pro bono attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys running, golfing, boating, skiing, cooking, and watching his beloved Red Sox and Patriots.

Michael is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to practice law in North Carolina, Connecticut and Massachusetts.