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Elena Murphy

is currently a Lead Analyst, working with Intellectual Property for over ten years. She has an MBA with emphasis on Finance, Accredited Valuation Analyst Certification, and Master Analyst in Financial Forensics Certification. She is a member of the National Association of Valuation Analysts and the past member of the Licensing Executives Society. Elena has over eight years of financial, analytical and transactional experience. Her track record spans valuation and pricing of intellectual property assets and opportunities to business development and negotiations. She has been supporting the IP licensing organizations through research, patent review and valuation, and negotiation support for both acquisition and sales side of business.

Recent Articles by Elena Murphy

Patent Reform: An Analyst’s Perspective of the AIA

Perhaps the most challenging to accept is the notion that a tribunal created with a specific purpose of invalidation can be impartial to both the petitioners and the defendants. The AIA tribunal stands in contrast to the Court system, as their inherent mission is not to evaluate, but to challenge, contest, and invalidate. In addition, a “winners and losers” system, allowing one party to outspend the other, or to create joinders to outnumber the other, remains very damaging to the inventors, investors and small businesses.