Stephen E. Murray

Stephen E. Murray

Practice Areas
Education
  • Temple University, BS, Physics
  • Temple University, James Beasley School of Law, Juris Doctor
Bar Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Stephen E. Murray Associate

Philadelphia: 215.965.1307   F: 215.965.1331   E: smurray@panitchlaw.com

Best Lawyers Award Badge 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.

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Memberships

  • Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Member of Technology Committee, 2012 - present
  • PA Bar Association, 2013 - Present
     

Representative Matters

  • Zenith Products Corp. v. Splash Home, Inc., E.D. Pa., represented plaintiff, Zenith Products Corp., design patent infringement
  • Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. v. The Toro Company, E.D. Pa., represented plaintiff, Schiller Grounds, patent infringement
  • T.C. Millwork, Inc. et al. v. KGM Gaming, LLC, E.D. Pa., represented defendant(s), KGM Gaming, LLC, patent infringement and state law tort claims
  • ScriptPro, LLC v. Yuyama USA et al., Dis. Kansas, represented defendants, Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd., Yuyama USA, and AutoMed Technologies, Inc., patent infringement
  • Heraeus Electro-Nite Co. v. Midwest Instrument, E.D. Pa., represented plaintiff, Heraeus Electro-Nite Co., patent infringement


 

Articles & Presentations

7 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' // August 15, 2017
The intellectual property law firm of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been named to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorney Named to Board of Directors of Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce // November 11, 2016
Philadelphia intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel is pleased to announce that attorney Stephen E. Murray has been named to the Board of Directors of the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the EMCCC Technology Committee. Read more

Thomson Reuters Names 9 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Among 2016 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars // May 13, 2016
Philadelphia and Wilmington IP lawyers listed among Pennsylvania’s and Delaware’s elite attorneys. Read more

9 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2015 // May 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, and Alan S. Nadel have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2015. Read more

PTAB Rules in favor of BBiTV against Hawaiian Telcom // April 1, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that today the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of its client Broadband iTV, Inc. (“BBiTV”).  Read more

Panitch Schwarze Successful in Defeating Inter Partes Review Attempt by Unified Patents Inc. // January 8, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that on behalf of its client, Broad Band iTV (BBiTV), it has been successful in defeating an attempt by Unified Patents, Inc. to initiate an Inter Partes Review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board against BBiTV’s patent.  Read more

8 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2014 // May 23, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, and Alan S. Nadel have been selected to the Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" list as four of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2013. Read more

Inter Partes Review (IPR) // April 24, 2014
Steve Murray, of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP will discuss Inter Partes Review. Lunch will be served. CLE is being applied for but is not guaranteed. Read more

9 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2013 // May 17, 2013
Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" 2013 lists four attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP as top lawyers in the state along with five attorneys as Pennsylvania "Rising Stars." Read more

Honors & Awards

  • Named a  Pennsylvania "Rising Star," 2013 - present, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Patents, 2018
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