• Segway® HT

    The core technology for self-balancing personal transporters, such as the famous Segway® HT Human Transporter, is protected by a portfolio of patents secured by Sunstein. Patented features make the Segway® HT intuitive to ride, control and steer.

  • Electric Motors

    Sunstein won, and defended on an appeal, a $25 million judgement for our client Comair Rotron, including a rare award of treble damages and attorney’s fees, based on the willfulness of the defendant’s infringement of a patent for technology that improves the operation and lowers the cost of manufacturing electric motors.

  • Pregnancy Test

    In federal court in San Diego, Sunstein won a judgement of validity and infringement of Abbott Laboratories’ patent for strip immunoassay technology technology used in pregnancy test kits.

  • Stirling Engine

    Stirling engines use externally applied heat to deliver clean, quiet power for a variety of applications. We have secured a portfolio of patents for New Power Concepts LLC that relate to mechanical components of Stirling cycle heat engines. One patent relates to the engine’s operating efficiency and durability, while significantly reducing size, complexity and cost.

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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Our Latest Thinking

  • Bruce D. Sunstein

    Through artful interpretation of the Supreme Court’s rigid guidelines in Alice (2014) for determining patent-eligibility, the Federal Circuit has recently offered patent protection to once seemingly endangered inventions.

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  • Robert M. Asher

    Amending a patent claim in the midst of an inter partes review (IPR) is still hard for a patent owner, but the Federal Circuit has just made it a bit easier.

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  • Thomas C. Carey

    Get your IPR arguments right the first time: The patent office sees objectionable unfairness in second-bite challenges to a patent’s validity.

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  • Thomas J. Tuytschaevers

    Federal Circuit warns: If the patent office sees reason to reject patent claims for obviousness, it had better articulate that reason better than it has been accustomed to.

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  • Brandon Scruggs

    The Eastern District of Texas has embraced its longtime status as a patent owner’s favorite trial court. The Federal Circuit has now cautioned that court to take seriously last summer’s Supreme Court decision restricting where corporations can be sued.

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  • Thomas C. Carey

    An arbitration clause in a patent license cannot be avoided even when the licensee calls the patent’s validity into question.

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  • Gozde Guckaya

    Read our roundup of IP cases on this season’s Supreme Court docket.

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