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
Not surprising, but no less alarming: Following the lead of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice, the Federal Circuit lowers the boom on yet another software patent.More...
U.S. companies would do well to weigh the pros and cons of the utility-model approach to gaining patent protection abroad.More...
Dolly the cloned sheep is denied patent protection, a sign of narrowing eligibility for innovations deemed to be products of nature.More...
The Turtles creatively use state law to assert copyrights in pre-1972 music recordings. Broadcasters face a potentially huge bill for royalties.More...