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
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
Sunstein wins $14.6M in patent infringement jury trial for Exergen Corporation. More. . .
CBS features Rocket Pocket’s technology; patent pending by SUNSTEIN. 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.
Our firm was cited as a key partner of our client Draper Laboratory by General Counsel Melinda Brown in Forefront Magazine. More. . .
Our patent client Conformis ranked #1 by IEEE for patent portfolio. More. . .
Our Latest Thinking
Parody protected: Louis Vuitton not only loses a trademark infringement suit against a canvas-tote maker that poked fun at the pricey bags but is faulted for lacking a sense of humor.
No standing: A non-infringer who initiates an IPR may not be able to show sufficient stake in the outcome to appeal an adverse decision of the PTAB.
Eleventh Amendment to the rescue: Sovereign immunity is ruled to protect state universities from having their patents challenged in the patent office.
Supreme Court cheat sheet: Here’s a rundown of IP cases to be decided this term.
Sometimes, it takes a village to infringe a patent. The combination of doctors advising patients to take vitamins before chemotherapy and patients following that advice is held to infringe a method of administering a drug.