New Shareholder – Sherry L. Murphy

New Shareholder – Sherry L. Murphy

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Sherry L. Murphy has become a shareholder in our firm. Sherry graduated from Oberlin College, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in neuroscience, with a focus on molecular biology, chemistry and mathematics. Prior to her legal career, Sherry worked as a research technologist for several years in laboratories at Northwestern University and the Stanford University Medical Center, and has co-authored publications in scientific journals. Her research at Northwestern involved the biophysics of protein import into mitochondria. While at Stanford, Sherry studied the sodium bicarbonate transporters and their role in regulating pH in brain tissues. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco, cum laude, with CALI awards in patent law and international intellectual property. During law school, she served as a comments editor on the law review editorial board and worked as a patent agent in San Jose, California. Sherry is a member of the California bar and the North Carolina bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Sherry’s recent publications include “Avoiding the obvious” appearing in the February 2009 issue of Nature Biotechnology, and a chapter in the Third Edition of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Technology Transfer Manual entitled “How to Identify Owners in the United States.” Her practice is focused primarily on biotechnology and chemical patent preparation and prosecution. Myers Bigel congratulates Sherry on her accomplishment!