Arne Hans, Ph.D.

Arne Hans, Ph.D.


(P) 617-443-9292, ext 225

(F) 617-443-0004

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University of Heidelberg, Germany, M.S., Medical Computer Science

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Ph.D., Medical Sciences, magna cum laude

New England Law Boston, J.D., summa cum laude

Arne Hans, Ph.D.

Dr. Hans is a patent attorney at Sunstein. Dr. Hans focuses on patent prosecution, proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and litigation matters involving a wide range of technologies and science including computer networks, data storage systems, visual and graphical computer programming systems, software-based inventions, GPS technology, antennas, medical devices and systems, medical imaging systems, mechanical tools, and consumer products.

Prior to practicing law, Dr. Hans held academic research appointments at Harvard Medical School for eleven years and published fourteen peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts. Dr. Hans is fluent in German and Spanish.


  • Prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the US and internationally; handles filings in patent litigation cases and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Conducted research in medical computer science and medical imaging in the radiology departments of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital focusing on surgical planning, medical image processing, visualization, and intraoperative navigation.

Volunteer Experiences

  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary


  • Graduated first in his class from New England Law Boston and was the valedictorian for the evening division.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces