An intellectual property attorney, Stephen E. Murray focuses his practice at Panitch Schwarze on the preparation of patent applications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as on post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Office. He handles a wide variety of technologies, such as in the optics field, including lasers and bar code scanners, imagers, and portable data terminals, in the solid state field, including semiconductor manufacturing and computer memory, in the video gaming entertainment field, including arcade-style gaming machines and associated programming, as well as in other electrical and mechanical-oriented fields.
Mr. Murray's practice also focuses on patent litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He has experience with the preparation and conducting of trials, hearings (including claim construction, summary judgment and preliminary injunction hearings), depositions, and discovery. He has worked on cases involving a wide variety of technologies, including industrial machines, furnishings, food technology, and instrumentation.
Mr. Murray earned his B.S. summa cum laude in physics from Temple University. He received the Otto Kurschner Award for Excellence in Science, given to the member of the graduating class concentrating in biology, biochemistry, geology or physics who attains the highest scholastic average. He received his J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Mr. Murray is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. His article entitled "Litigation Defense Strategy: Practical Considerations in Filing for Inter Partes Re-Examination" was published in the October 2008 IP Supplement to The Legal Intelligencer.