• Home Interface Controller

    Sunstein has prosecuted a portfolio of patents devoted to the emerging industry of interactive television. Our client ICTV has developed technology that enables cable television subscribers to receive video programming that allows them to interact with their television to play games, videos and music on demand; browse news, sports and weather; and view targeted interactive advertising.

  • Molecular Diagnostic System

    We obtained the patent for Source Precision Medicine’s molecular diagnostic system that measures cellular gene expression with significant precision to assess and track an individual’s current health, disease status and response to drug therapy, potentially a foundation for the future practice of medicine.

  • Acoustic Analysis of Bone

    Patents prosecuted by Sunstein protect technologies, including transient signal processing techniques developed by the Metra Biosystems division of Quidel Corp., that are used in compact ultrasonic devices to measure bone density as an aid in detecting osteoporosis.

  • Magnetization Technology

    Sunstein successfully negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of Comair Rotron, following a jury verdict that our client’s patent was infringed. The patent was directed to important magnetization technology for brushless DC electric motors.

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.

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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.

In the News

  • Sunstein Litigation Co-Chair Lisa Tittemore, appointed to the committee of bar and court representatives that proposed significant revisions to the local rules governing patent cases in MA federal court, will be speaking on the panel presenting the new rules at a program on January 22 sponsored by the Boston IP Inn of Court.

  • 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.

  • Congratulations to our client Draper Laboratory for multiple awards for patents at the BPLA’s “Invented Here!” program. We are proud that Sunstein attorney George Jakobsche prosecuted the patents for Draper. More. . .

  • 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. . .

  • Bruce Sunstein, David Kappos (former Director of USPTO) and Robert Armitage (principal architect of the America Invents Act) lead a conference on RESTORING THE PATENT SYSTEM: Countering Supreme Court Attacks on What Can Be Patented. Audio & Slides

  • Robert Asher wins Federal Circuit decision that issued a rare reversal of a PTAB patent invalidity decision and limited the discretion of the PTAB. More. . .

  • Sunstein wins $14.6M in patent infringement jury trial for Exergen Corporation. More. . .

  • Bruce SunsteinKerry TimbersLisa TittemoreLawrence Green named to Best Lawyers in America©, 2018 list. More. . .

  • Lisa Tittemore, Kathy Williams, Ph.D.Elizabeth Spar, Ph.D.Dorothy Wu Chiang, Amy DeCloux, Ph.D., and Sharona Sternberg were named to the list of “Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts” in Boston magazine.

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