Global Reach

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.

Long regarded as the region’s premier “go to” Intellectual Property attorney, Phil Summa recently founded his own firm, located in Charlotte’s Ballantyne business sector, employing two additional IP attorneys in his practice. Rebeca (Becky) Echevarria Harasimowicz, Senior Associate in the area of IP Law at Summa PLLC, is fluent in Spanish as well as proficient in Korean.

Career overview:

  • Drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in the US and throughout the world;
  • Defended numerous patents in the US and other countries;
  • Acted as both attorney and as a testifying expert witness in several US patent cases;
  • Appeared before the opposition divisions of both the Japan Patent Office and the European Patent Office;
  • Evaluated hundreds of potential trademarks;
  • Obtained hundreds of Federal registrations;
  • Successfully defended and asserted trademark rights on behalf of clients.

Contact Phil now to protect your valuable IP business assets.