• 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.

Patents. Juries. Success.

Abbott Laboratories v Syntron Bioresearch, Inc.

In a case involving immunoassay technology, we obtained a jury verdict of patent infringement and a permanent injunction on behalf of Abbott Laboratories.

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.

Our successful advocacy extends to patent reexaminations and interferences.

Winning at IPRs

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Arendi S.A.R.L.

Samsung attacked our client’s patent in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on grounds of obviousness. We persuaded the PTAB that an element of the claims was not disclosed by the cited references and thus prevented the inter partes review from even being instituted.

Spotlight on Patents

diagram1 For 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

  • Trademark litigants might change their tactics now that the Supreme Court has held that rulings of the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board may preclude subsequent litigation of the same issue in federal court.

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  • US patent owners can enforce their rights against infringers who act mostly overseas, but only to the extent of a nexus with the US.

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  • For US inventors, it’s easy to get broader and stronger protection for industrial designs, now that the US has joined an international treaty.

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  • Recent decisions put added pressure on software developers to recite a sufficiently definite structure to support means-plus-function patent claims.

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  • The PTAB has typically construed patent claims more broadly than do the federal trial courts, which can expose patents to invalidation. The Federal Circuit has eased that concern by shrinking the difference between the administrative and judicial standards.

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  • The Federal Circuit has brought order to the process of navigating patent challenges and appeals through the PTAB and federal courts.

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