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 Partner

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.

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Mr. Murray focuses his practice on securing and administering patents for clients in many technology industries, including mechanical and electrical devices, optics (including devices such as lasers, barcode scanners, imagers and portable data terminals),the semiconductor or solid-state field (including semiconductor manufacturing and computer memory), and in video gaming, such as arcade machines and programming. He has further successfully assisted clients in inter partes reviews and reexaminations in these same industries, and has conducted oral argument before the PTAB in a number of those cases.

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 U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and also serves on the board of the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, where he co-chairs the chamber’s technology committee.

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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

Stephen E. Murray Named Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel // January 14, 2019
Murray brings a wealth of experience in patent application preparation and prosecution, post-grant review, and patent litigation Read more

PTAB Declines to Review Panitch Schwarze Client’s Design Patent, Allowing it to Remain Valid // November 20, 2018
Law360 covered a recent decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that effectively upheld a patent granted to Panitch Schwarze client Idea Nuova Inc. The PTAB declined a request for inter partes review of a patent held by Idea Nuova covering the design of a foldable chair. Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2019 ‘Best Lawyers in America’, 1 Named Lawyer of The Year
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been named to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications. In addition, partner Ronald L. Panitch was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of The Year in the practice area of trade secrets law. Read more

PTAB Rules in Favor of Hamamatsu Corporation Over Harvard Patent // December 20, 2017
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has ruled in favor of its client, Hamamatsu Corporation. Read more

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 - Present
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