Intellectual Property

Summa PLLC seeks to encourage the intellectual property owner that securing, protecting, maintaining - and, where necessary, respecting - intellectual property is a craft not a commodity; a value not a cost; and a legacy not an afterthought.

A patent is a government monopoly for an invention, granted after examination by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A patent is a property right that should, when properly considered, prepared, and prosecuted, provide the owner with recognition for an accomplishment, an asset for ownership, a value benefit for transactions, and—when necessary— a weapon for enforcement. Obtaining maximum patent protection that will support a potential 20 year lifetime, is one of the fundamental challenges...
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Phil Summa

Prior to establishing Summa PLLC, Phil was the founder of the law firm that became Summa, Addition & Ashe P.A. …


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Philosophy

We understand that clients seek legal representation because they have important and difficult problems. The firm seeks to meet the legal challenges our clients bring to us with assertive, practical, common sense, creative, and cost-effective responses. We set a course to navigate these legal obstacles that is innovative, productive and intelligent. At Summa PLLC we strive to preserve your business and its profits by avoiding unnecessary risks and managing well those risks that are unavoidable.

We are candid and aggressive when necessary and place a premium on preparation and hard work. We seek to avoid unnecessary expenses, listen to our clients, respond to their needs and achieve their objectives. We speak straight-forwardly in plain terms because we understand a client’s time is valuable and the decisions to be made are important.
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Global Reach

Because ours is a world economy, businesses entities and individuals around the globe have unique and critical concerns related to Intellectual Property. Alongside advancements in technology, IP Law has grown more complex and comprehensive. Choosing an attorney who is both experienced and skilled at the craft of Intellectual Property Law on a global level is key to safeguarding innovation, thereby ensuring protection and fairness in every marketplace.

After nearly three decades, Phil Summa has amassed numerous recognitions, demonstrating the highest level of expertise in all areas of IP Law including obtaining formal protection of patents and trademarks, enforcing IP rights, and licensing. Clients--here and abroad--turn to Phil for guidance on the protection and enforcement of their valuable IP assets.
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Intellectual Property

Summa PLLC seeks to encourage the intellectual property owner that securing, protecting, maintaining - and, where necessary, respecting - intellectual property is a craft not a commodity; a value not a cost; and a legacy not an afterthought.

A patent is a government monopoly for an invention, granted after examination by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A patent is a property right that should, when properly considered, prepared, and prosecuted, provide the owner with recognition for an accomplishment, an asset for ownership, a value benefit for transactions, and—when necessary— a weapon for enforcement. Obtaining maximum patent protection that will support a potential 20 year lifetime, is one of the fundamental challenges...
[Read More...]


Phil Summa

Prior to establishing Summa PLLC, Phil was the founder of the law firm that became Summa, Addition & Ashe P.A. …


[Read More...]



Philosophy

We understand that clients seek legal representation because they have important and difficult problems. The firm seeks to meet the legal challenges our clients bring to us with assertive, practical, common sense, creative, and cost-effective responses. We set a course to navigate these legal obstacles that is innovative, productive and intelligent. At Summa PLLC we strive to preserve your business and its profits by avoiding unnecessary risks and managing well those risks that are unavoidable.

We are candid and aggressive when necessary and place a premium on preparation and hard work. We seek to avoid unnecessary expenses, listen to our clients, respond to their needs and achieve their objectives. We speak straight-forwardly in plain terms because we understand a client’s time is valuable and the decisions to be made are important.
[Read More...]


Global Reach

Because ours is a world economy, businesses entities and individuals around the globe have unique and critical concerns related to Intellectual Property. Alongside advancements in technology, IP Law has grown more complex and comprehensive. Choosing an attorney who is both experienced and skilled at the craft of Intellectual Property Law on a global level is key to safeguarding innovation, thereby ensuring protection and fairness in every marketplace.

After nearly three decades, Phil Summa has amassed numerous recognitions, demonstrating the highest level of expertise in all areas of IP Law including obtaining formal protection of patents and trademarks, enforcing IP rights, and licensing. Clients--here and abroad--turn to Phil for guidance on the protection and enforcement of their valuable IP assets.
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