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Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C. (SSMP) was founded in 1973 in Garden City, New York and is a true full-service, intellectual property firm. For over 47 years, Scully Scott has focused on patent procurement and enforcement, as well as registering and protecting trademarks and copyrights. SSMP serves clients regionally, nationally and globally, representing some of the most innovative Fortune 100’s and start-ups in America and around the world. SSMP also has a tech transactional practice that performs due diligence and provides counseling on tech agreements, including licensing, settlement, development, joint development, supply, employer, and consent/cessation agreements.
SSMP has patent prosecution professionals in a wide range of technological fields, including mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, chemical, pharmaceuticals, biotechnological, food chemistry and design. All of the firm’s professionals have advanced science or engineering degrees, or extensive industry or research experience which enables the team to quickly and accurately understand the relevant technology in order to identify the inventive concept and craft the broadest possible claims. Many of their professionals have had industry and/or research experiences in multiple technical areas.
SSMP recognizes the importance of IP education. SSMP hosts an annual free Summer Training Program for patent professionals from Japan, China, Korea and other nations around the globe. The four week program offers a review of the law and practice including working through actual patent cases that the firm has prosecuted and provides hands-on experience of U.S. practice. In addition to teaching the trainees about U.S. patent law, the program also includes a variety of social events to help the trainees immerse themselves in American culture and customs. In addition to the Summer Training Program, SSMP also offers extended training opportunities ranging from three months up to as long as eighteen months and have assisted several of our foreign trainees in studying for and successfully passing the U.S. Patent Bar Exam. SSMP also forged a relationship with Touro School of Law, to offer real-life experiences by placing a law school student in situations impossible to replicate in the classroom. The externship experience is aimed to better prepare the specific student for a career in Intellectual Property.
SSMP partnered with the Center for Biotechnology at State University of New York at Stony Brook and established the first patent law internship for graduate students in life sciences and founded the Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser Innovation Award at Stony Brook University. For several years, undergraduate seniors designed and prototyped an aide or toy for children with disabilities. In recognition of the most innovative design, SSMP prepared and filed a patent application for the winner on a pro bono basis. These programs provide students with invaluable insight into the field of intellectual property and contribute to the community while fostering the growth of technology.