• 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.

Deep Patent & Trial Experience

Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly and Co.

We participated in the representation of Ariad, obtaining a $65 million jury verdict for infringement of our client’s patents for regulating NF-kappaB cell-signaling activity, the largest verdict in Massachusetts that year.

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.

FairWarning IP, LLC v. Iatric, Inc.; FairWarning IP, LLC v. CynergisTek, Inc.

In both the District Court and at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, Sunstein successfully defended clients Iatric and CynergisTek against claims of patent infringement relating to software for detecting fraud and misuse of protected health information, obtaining judgments of patent invalidity under Section 101.

In disputes over brand names, we have also delivered major successes to our clients.

Winning at Post Grant Proceedings

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

Motorola, Google and Apple attacked the same patent as Samsung raising several additional grounds. Our arguments carried the day and the inter partes review was not instituted, freeing our client’s patent for unfettered assertion in court.

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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

  • Brandon Scruggs

    Patentees have long had their choice of courts in which to file infringement lawsuits, often seeking advantage in the Eastern District of Texas. The Supreme Court has now drastically curtailed where an allegedly infringing corporation can be sued.

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  • Bruce D. Sunstein

    The patent office had taken a sweeping view of which business-method patents in the financial industry were subject to validity challenges under the America Invents Act. This expansiveness oversteps legal bounds, declares the Federal Circuit.

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  • Kerry L. Timbers

    A license negotiated to settle a patent infringement lawsuit can be used to quantify “reasonable royalty” damages in a later patent suit. The Federal Circuit provides guidelines.

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  • Bruce D. Sunstein

    Patentees with global aspirations should file in China given the country’s economic might and its enhanced protections for intellectual property.

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  • Dorothy Wu Chiang

    The on-sale bar continues to be a strict obstacle to the patentability of inventions that have experienced certain commercial activity, despite some seemingly softer language in the America Invents Act.

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  • Thomas C. Carey

    Cybersecurity is of deep concern to state law enforcement, as illustrated by a consent judgment that imposes strict measures on Target Corp. to improve customer-data protection.

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  • Lawrence M. Green

    Once a patent owner sells a patented product anywhere in the world, it can no longer exert patent rights to control the use or resale of that product, the Supreme Court says.

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