A. John Murray Ph.D.
John focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution with a technical concentration in the areas of medical devices (including implantable and drug-eluting devices), pharmaceuticals (including active ingredients, formulations and methods of use), drug delivery systems (including gene therapy and nanoparticle drug delivery), diagnostic test methods (including immunodiagnostics and nucleic acid diagnostics), biosensors and humanized antibodies.  He has successfully prosecuted numerous patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has worked with associates in many other countries to obtain patent protection outside the United States.

John’s counseling experience includes rendering client-requested opinions on patentability, patent validity, patent infringement, and freedom-to-operate. He has also provided counseling in the areas of patent licensing, patent portfolio management and patent term extension.

Prior to studying the law, John worked as a research scientist and project manager in the United States and Europe.  During this time, he was involved in the development of immunodiagnostic test methods and instrumentation. 

Practice Groups
  • J.D., with High Honors,
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1999
  • Ph.D., Medical Biophysics,
    University of Manchester
  • B.S., Physics,
    University of Manchester
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Technical Background
  • Biopharma
Experience | Legal
Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Press Releases & Events
October 24, 2018

CHICAGO—Brinks shareholder Gary M. Ropski has been named the #1 Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois and  Laura Beth Miller has been recognized among the Top...

October 23, 2014
CHICAGO—Gary M. Ropski, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione and the firm's past president, has been named the #1 Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, and fifty-nine ...
  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2008, 2009, 2014
  • Journal of Intellectual Property, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science