Murray_SpruillIntellectual Property Counsel

Prior to joining AgBiome, Murray was with the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP. At the firm he served as co-leader of the Intellectual Property Patent Group and the leader of the Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Team. He has worked with both large and small companies developing patent portfolios and providing services relating to all areas of patent law, including patent drafting and prosecution, general patent counseling and strategic planning, freedom-to-operate opinions, validity and non-infringement opinions, and licensing. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Intellectual Property and Biotechnology Law and recognized as a Super Lawyer and a Legal Elite in North Carolina. He has earned the Raleigh-Durham Area Lawyer of the Year Award numerous years for Biotechnology Law. Murray received his Ph.D. in Genetics from North Carolina State University and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.