DLA Piper has appointed a new partner in its practice that covers intellectual property and technology (IPT) in Ireland.
Aoife Murphy, previously a partner in Whitney Moore, will lead the firm’s Irish patent-litigation team.
A partner at Whitney Moore since 2005, Murphy is a multi-award-winning commercial litigator and author, and is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ by the Legal 500.
Her experience spans all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyright, and design-related intellectual-property matters.
Experience in life sciences
Murphy has particular experience advising clients on matters related to life sciences. She also sits on the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.
Paul Allen (global co-chair of the IPT group) said that the appointment would further strengthen DLA Piper’s international patent-litigation capabilities.
“Moreover, her extensive experience enhances the range of services we offer our life-sciences clients across the firm,” he added.
David Carthy (country managing partner for DLA Piper in Ireland, pictured) said: “As this announcement demonstrates, we continue on our growth trajectory in Ireland, building out our teams and sectoral offerings, with a particular focus on life science and technology.”