Philip Summa

Phil Summa Intellectual Property & Patent Attorney Summa PLLC Law Firm Charlotte North Carolina
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Phil Summa has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, patent enforcement and infringement defense; trademark prosecution, enforcement and infringement defense; patent, trademark, and copyright litigation; trade secrets, unfair competition, and licensing.

A substantial portion of Phil’s practice is devoted to advising businesses on the protection and enforcement of their valuable IP assets.

Phil has acted as both attorney and as a testifying expert witness in several US patent cases, and has appeared before the opposition divisions of both the Japan Patent Office and the European Patent Office.

Prior to establishing Summa PLLC, Phil was a partner at Parsons Summa, the founder of the law firm that became Summa, Addition & Ashe P.A., and an associate, director and shareholder at Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson.

Before attending law school, Phil taught high school chemistry and physics, and coached football, wrestling, and tennis.

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