Juries. Patents. Success.
Comair Rotron, Inc. v Matsushita Electric Corp. of America
We obtained a $25 million judgment against industry giant Panasonic for willful infringement of our client Comair’s patents on fans for electronic equipment.
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.
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.
Winning at Post Grant Proceedings
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
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.
In the News
Lisa Tittemore, SUNSTEIN Litigation Group Co-Chair, was a member of the committee that drafted extensive revisions to Local Rule 16.6, adopted by the U.S. District Court for D.MA effective June 1, 2018. It is anticipated that the new rule will make the court a more appealing venue for patent litigation.
SUNSTEIN’s Federal Circuit Win in Exergen: Diagnostic Patents Survive Eligibility Challenge
This is the first Federal Circuit decision upholding the patentability of a diagnostic patent since the Supreme Court struck down a diagnostic invention on patent eligibility grounds in Mayo v. Prometheus in 2012. More. . . Law360 Article
SUNSTEIN has been named a Tier 1 firm in Boston for Litigation – Intellectual Property by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2018.
SUNSTEIN has been named a Recommended Firm by Chambers® in 2018.
Sunstein successfully represented long-time client ’47 before USPTO’s TTAB preventing adversary’s registration of a 47 in a circle. Read more here.
Congratulations to our client, the Broad Institute, on its Patent Trial and Appeal Board victory involving its patents for CRISPR gene-editing technology! We are pleased to have played a role in this victory. More. . .
Our Latest Thinking
Those who would claim rights to inventions funded by federal grants should take note of changes to the Bayh-Dole Act. More...
With new legislation, Massachusetts curtails the ability of employers to impose non-competition agreements. More...
The Commonwealth has joined the rest of the nation in adopting the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, expanding some remedies for misappropriation. More...
The Federal Circuit has opened the door to eligibility-based challenges in IPR proceedings, at least where mental steps can be defined as the processing of patent-ineligible information. Praxair v. Mallinckrodt More...