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Ed Murgitroyd on Disrupting IP Legal Services & Lessons from his Dad

Ed Murgitroyd on Disrupting IP Legal Services & Lessons from his Dad

Ed Murgitroyd joins Eli Mazour to tell the stories of building Murgitroyd into one of Europe’s biggest IP law firms and his disruptive new venture Hexos IP.  Murgitroyd was founded by Ed’s father Ian Murgitroyd in Scotland in 1975.  Ed eventually joined his father and became the CEO of Murgitroyd before it was acquired by a private equity firm, Sovereign, in 2019.     

On this episode, Ed talks about:

  • Story of his father, Ian Murgitroyd, starting Murgitroyd in Glasgow in 1975 thanks to a loan from a mysterious benefactor

  • Growing into one of the world’s biggest hubs for IP services

  • Expanding into Europe and all over the world through acquisitions & why some of those acquisitions failed

  • Murgitroyd becoming the first and only law firm to go public on the London Stock Exchange

  • Lessons learned sitting across from his father

  • How moving to the states with his American wife led to a hard-won windfall for Murgitroyd

  • Why Sovereign’s acquisition for £63 Million left a bitter taste

  • Non-attorney ownership of law firm & why “who’s pulling the strings” is what ultimately matters

  • Hexos IP disrupting the global renewals and annuity services industry

Mentioned article: “Ian Murgitroyd pens a Letter to my Younger Self” https://www.insider.co.uk/special-reports/ian-murgitroyd-pens-letter-younger-17680540

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