Katie Efland

Katie Efland

Director, Client Services

Research Triangle Park
  • Client Support Services
  • IP Portal Global Filing
  • 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 22 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. As our Director of Client Services, Katie is currently responsible for supporting organizational growth by providing strategic client direction in working as a liaison between our internal staff and our clients. She also continues to work side-by-side with the business development team to build new relationships and maintain existing client relationships, as well as ensuring that all of our clients needs are handled efficiently and timely to guarantee our clients’ portfolios are handled with exceptional quality and care.

Additionally, Katie works closely with corporate clients to review their foreign agents’ current fee guides to assist them with negotiating the best possible professional fees from their preferred foreign agents, while maintaining the highest quality service.