• 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.

Exergen Corporation vs. Kaz, USA, Inc.

Sunstein lawyers won a $14.6M verdict for patent infringement following a two-week jury trial for our client Exergen, the people who pioneered the temporal artery thermometer.

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.

Our successful advocacy extends to patent reexaminations and interferences.

Winning at Post Grant Proceedings

Apple Inc., Google Inc., Motorola Mobility LLC v. Arendi S.A.R.L.

We won a rare Federal Circuit Court of Appeals reversal of an IPR decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which had invalidated our client’s patent claims. The Federal Circuit accepted our argument that the Board had improperly relied on a “common sense” observation to invalidate Arendi’s patent.

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Spotlight on Patents

A recent patent we obtained for our client Nexsan, of Santa Clara, CA,  U.S. Patent No. 9218406 covers a private cloud storage system in which security is maintained by storing the data on devices (sold under the Transporter brand) of  individual users.  Data is shared on a peer-to-peer basis.  A central  server governs access based on user privileges without storing any of  the shared data. This patent has issued in one of the fields in which recent court rulings have been propelling rapid evolution of the law.

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