Deep Patent & Trial Experience
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.
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.
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 PatentsFor 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.
In the News
Congratulations to our pro bono client GoodWeave and its founder, Kailash Satyarthi, on Mr. Satyarthi’s receipt of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. More. . .
Steven Saunders is on the faculty for the course “How to Become a Successful Physician Inventor.”
We delivered a win for our client American Science and Engineering in an interference proceeding against Rapiscan Systems. More. . .
Lisa Tittemore has been selected as one of the Women Leaders in Law and will be recognized this Fall in Fortune Magazine.
Bruce Sunstein was honored to be invited, along with some of America’s foremost entrepreneurial leaders, to the President of the Republic of Korea’s “Leaders’ Meeting for a Creative Economy.”
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...