• X-Ray Inspection System

    Sunstein prosecutes patents for AS&E, an industry leader in advanced detection systems, which sells products employing sophisticated x-ray imaging technology used to inspect cargo and vehicles at ports of entry for explosives and contraband.

  • Programmable Switch

    Sunstein patents protect integrated circuits, such as the synchronous switch post rotator shown here, that our clients have developed for innovative applications in computer, automotive, manufacturing and testing industries.

  • iBOT® Mobility System

    For renowned inventor Dean Kamen, Sunstein obtained patents for the iBOT® Mobility System sold by Independence Technology (a division of Johnson & Johnson), which allows the physically challenged to climb stairs and traverse uneven terrain, and, notably, to raise themselves to the level of standing persons.

  • LAV Valve

    Sunstein won a jury verdict for Abbott Laboratories and NP Medical, defeating a multi-million dollar patent infringement claim relating to intravenous valve devices. The verdict and judgement of non-infringement were affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Deep Patent & Trial Experience

Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly and Co.

We participated in the representation of Ariad, obtaining a $65 million jury verdict for infringement of our client’s patents for regulating NF-kappaB cell-signaling activity, the largest verdict in Massachusetts that year.

Comair Rotron v. Nippon Densan Corporation and Nidec Corporation

After securing a jury verdict of patent infringement, we negotiated a multimillion dollar settlement for our client Comair Rotron. The patent was directed to important magnetization technology for brushless DC electric motors.

Gates Formed-Fibre Products, Inc. v. Delaware Valley Corp.

By persuading a jury that the patents in suit were invalid, we successfully defended our client against accusations of infringement concerning a process for making fused-back automotive carpeting.

In disputes over brand names, we have also delivered major successes to our clients.

Spotlight on Patents

diagram1For our client Dr. Leslie Stern of Fall River, Massachusetts, we recently obtained US Patent No. 8,460,310, describing a medical device for use in minimally invasive spine surgery.

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Our Latest Thinking

  • With its decision in Alice Corp., the Supreme Court persists with its ever-narrowing definition of patent-eligible subject matter. The lack of effective guidance on eligibility threatens to harm the patent system. More...
  • The Supreme Court protects TV broadcasters from Aereo’s attempted end-run around the copyright laws. Despite supplying individual antennae to its customers, Aereo is found to have made impermissible “public performance” of protected content. More...
  • The Supreme Court restores an old rule: Liability for inducing infringement of a patented method cannot be imposed unless a single actor performs all steps of the method. More...
  • The bar has been lowered for invalidating a patent on the basis of indefiniteness. The Supreme Court says a challenger must show only that the scope of the invention is not defined with “reasonable certainty.” More...
  • The FTC targets exclusive licenses in the pharmaceutical industry for antitrust scrutiny. A federal court upholds the agency’s power to do so. More...

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