Katie Efland

Katie Efland

Director, Client Services

Research Triangle Park
  • B.S. Political Science, with concentration in Business Administration; N.C.
  • State Bar Certified Paralegal (NCCP); Notary Public

Katie is a North Carolina Bar Certified Paralegal with over 20 years’ experience in the intellectual property field.

She joined Murgitroyd in 2009 to work closely with the business development team, implementing new and innovative ways of helping clients to streamline their foreign patent portfolio filings worldwide. Katie is responsible for designing and directing the IP Portal Paralegal Operations team. She manages their handling of the initial formalities for processing PCT national phase applications, design applications and Paris Convention applications.

Katie also works closely with corporate clients to review their foreign agents’ fee guides. She helps them negotiate the best possible professional fees from their preferred foreign agents, while maintaining the highest quality service.