Business Development Staffing Growth for Global Patent and Trade Mark Firm Murgitroyd & Company

  Business Development Staffing Growth for Global Patent and Trade Mark Firm
  Murgitroyd & Company

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 18, 2013

Global patent and trade mark law firm, Murgitroyd & Company, continues to
expand its North American business development team. Following an extensive
search, Tom Kepner has been named the firm’s newest Global IP Counsel Liaison.

Tom will work to manage existing client relationships as well as pursue new
business opportunities throughout the western territory of the country. He
will primarily focus his efforts on the Southern California and Bay Area
markets, and the Pacific Northwest.

Kepner joined the firm in February 2013 and brings an extensive background in
business development, regional and national sales as well as consulting to his
new role. He explains, “I am excited to join Murgitroyd in this capacity.
Moreover, with all the recent innovation by information technology,
bio-medical and pharmaceutical companies in the past few years, the
opportunity to join an industry leader and utilize my unique skill set was
very inviting. In the short time I’ve been with the company, the response and
interest from perspective clients has been positive. Murgitroyd’s message and
services have been very well received.”

Academically sound in business administration and development practices,
Kepner possesses a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from UCLA
Anderson School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Administration from Oregon State University. His strong practical business
development and management experience includes Director of Sales and Regional
Sales Manager positions with Pitney Bowes. He is a Phi Eta Sigma Scholar and
currently resides in California with his wife and three children.

Head of Global Sales and Marketing, Jamie LeLiever, brought Kepner onboard to
expand west coast business because of his vast knowledge of the region’s best
practices, resources and large network within the Silicon Valley. “He knows
the landscape, the major players, and brings the right level of enthusiasm
needed for this position to further develop our west coast presence.” LeLiever
said.

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About Murgitroyd & Company

Murgitroyd & Company is recognized as one of the largest global Patent and
Trade Mark firms. The firm offers a one-stop solution for in-house counsel,
giving advice and maximizing IP portfolio strategies, foreign filing support
along with the worlds strongest buying power with cost savings. Murgitroyd &
Company specializes in providing Patent and Trade Mark drafting, filing,
prosecution, validation and translation at highly competitive rates through
our 12 European offices and extensive global network. Our staff of 240
includes PhD Patent Attorneys with expertise in engineering, life sciences,
healthcare, energy, emerging/alternative technology, electronics and software
verticals as well as Trade Mark Attorneys experienced in consumer goods,
fashion, food and entertainment industries. For more information, please
visit: www.murgitroyd.com.

Contact:

Murgitroyd & Company
Carmen DeVoe
Telephone: 919-287-7338
Email: Carmen.devoe@murgitroyd.com
Website: www.murgitroyd.com