Susan S. Murphy

Counsel

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Sue practices in the areas of business and intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on representing clients in a variety of intellectual property disputes, including copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, unfair competition and trade secret cases.  Sue also handles a variety of business litigation matters, including both contract and commercial tort cases.  Sue represents clients in state and federal court, in arbitrations, and in proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.  Sue also counsels clients on trademark, advertising, and copyright law, including compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, as well as on general corporate matters.  Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Sue served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William J. Sullivan, Connecticut Supreme Court.

Distinctions

  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Intellectual Property Litigation; 2009-2011, 2013 
  • Editor in Chief, Volume 34, Connecticut Law Review

Professional Affiliations

  • Hartford County Bar Association - Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Anti-Cybersquatting Claim

Represented a national employee benefits firm in federal anti-cybersquatting claim against a competitor over ownership of a domain name. The case was resolved within months of filing with the transfer of domain to our client.

Non-Compete Enforcement

Successfully represented multinational information technology firm in various cases brought to enforce non-competition agreements.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2002, with honors
  • University of Connecticut, M.B.A., 2002
  • Fordham University, B.A., 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, District of CO
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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