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Jack C. Schecter is a partner at Sunstein. His practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on representing clients in complex patent cases in a wide variety of technical areas, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, data encryption and mechanical devices. He has a particular interest in technology as it relates to the “cleantech” sector. Jack has also represented clients in a wide variety of general business litigation matters.


  • Extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation across a wide spectrum of technologies, ranging from computer science and mechanical engineering to food processing and consumer products. In addition, Jack has counseled clients with respect to trademark and copyright  ownership, enforcement and licensing issues.
  • Defended publicly held consumer products company against patent and trademark infringement allegations brought in the District of Minnesota, arguing against and defeating a motion for a preliminary injunction and successfully negotiating dismissal of case.
  • Represented individual in enforcing patent against telecommunications industry leader in the District of Massachusetts, successfully defeating motion for summary judgment of invalidity and negotiating license agreement resolving the dispute.
  • Defended cranberry products company against allegations of patent infringement brought in the Middle District of Florida relating to a method for processing fruit-based nutraceutical products.  Negotiated favorable settlement of case following key depositions of inventor of asserted patent.
  • Represented international pharmaceutical company in successfully defending the validity of patent on blockbuster medication for the treatment of glaucoma.  Jack was a key member of the trial team that tried and won the case after a two week bench trial in the District of New Jersey.
  • Defended leading provider of speech recognition technology against patent infringement allegations lodged in the Western District of New York.  Briefed and argued motions for summary judgment resulting in the invalidation of the asserted patent and dismissal of all claims.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Jack is a member in the Federal Bar Association, serving nationally as Chair of the FBA’s Intellectual Property Law Section and locally as a Director of the Massachusetts Chapter.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
  • Jack is a member of two American Inns of Court, the Boston Intellectual Property Inn of Court and the Frank J. Murray Inn of Court, where he serves on the Executive Committee.
  • Working with the Boston Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR), Jack has represented political asylum seekers from diverse areas, including Haiti, China’s Xinjiang region, Liberia and Zimbabwe.
  • An active member of the Anti-Defamation League, Jack serves locally on the ADL Advisory Committee for Boston’s North Shore.
  • Jack is a member of the North Shore Technology Council and the NSTC’s Sustainability Forum at the Cleantech InnoVenture Center in Lynn.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Jack is a member in good standing of the bars of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the Delaware Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts, Delaware, the Eastern District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


  • Jack was named to the Rising Stars list in the practice area of intellectual property in Massachusetts from 2007-2011, a list limited to 2.5% of the outstanding emerging lawyers in the state who are age 40 and under, or have been practicing 10 years or less. The attorneys featured in Rising Stars were selected by their peers in an extensive nomination and polling process conducted by the research team atSuper Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters and seen in a special advertising section in Boston magazine.