Our attorneys frequently speak to professionals in a range of industries, sharing their expertise and experience. And the press frequently asks our attorneys to comment on news relating to intellectual property.
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, was on the panel presenting the new rules at a program on January 22, 2018 sponsored by the Boston IP Inn of Court.
Bruce Sunstein discussed “Ten Decisions That Shook the IP World” at the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute in Fort Lauderdale, on February 4, 2017.
Bob Asher was a webinar panelist on “Obviousness After Apple v. Samsung,” Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
Emmanuel Filandrianos presented on design patents on May 18, 2016 at Boston Bar Association.
Robert Asher was quoted in the February 24, 2016 edition of IPLaw360. Asher reported that the firm had its best year ever in 2015. “We’re expecting a repeat of last year,” he said. “We expect the patent and trademark business to stay steady. As long as businesses are making and doing things, they are going to need IP protection.”
Robert Asher was quoted in the February 8, 2016 edition of American Bar Association, Litigation News. He commented on an article entitled “Doing Business with Clients Could Result in No Legal Fees”.
Lisa Tittemore, by invitation of the Court, was a panelist speaking about IP matters during the 2015 USDCMA Judicial Conference on Oct. 22, 2015.
George Jakobsche was a panelist at MIT Enterprise Forum’s Launch Smart Clinic, on October 20, 2015.
Kathleen Williams was a panelist in the webinar “Biotech and Diagnostic Patents Risks: What You Need to Know.”
Steven Saunders recently presented on Strategic Patent Considerations at the BU Photonics Center.
Kathleen Williams was quoted in the May 18, 2015 issue of BioCentury on BioBusiness. In its cover article entitled “Cut Bait” by Mr. Steve Usdin, BioCentury Washington DC Editor for web posting, Ms. Williams said: ‘According to Kathleen Williams, a partner at Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP, there will not be a large number of IPRs filed against drug patents, and the process won’t fundamentally alter the industry’s ability to defend its IP. “It isn’t a shutdown of innovation,” she said. “Every patent has its weaknesses, but to challenge a patent in an IPR you really have to have a good argument,” Williams told BioCentury. “There has to be good argument that prior art invalidates for novelty or more likely for obviousness. It is not a slam dunk and I don’t see a lot of people doing this.”’
Lisa Tittemore spoke about her experiences with mentoring including with the WBA’s mentoring circles at Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP) in May. PILP promotes civic engagement and public service among more junior lawyers.
Steven Saunders spoke about angel investing at the Mass High Technology Council Seminar Series on April 28, 2015.
Steven Saunders was a speaker at an h+I Health Innovators Forum on “Improving Care Through Effective Business Partnerships” at the Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, MA on March 30, 2015. Steve joined two other panelists to discuss partnership formation and capital considerations.
Thomas Carey was a panelist on a May 20, 2014 webinar “FTC’s Investigation into Patent Assertion Entities (often called “trolls”).
Kerry Timbers spoke and co-organized the ABA’s The Changing Face of Patent Litigation on May 9, 2014.
Kathy Williams spoke at the Biotherapeutics Analytical Summit on March 28, 2014.
Kathleen Williams spoke at the FDA Boot Camp ACI Conference in Boston on the subject of Bioequivalence and the “Same Active Ingredient” vis-à-vis Patentability.
Steven Saunders was on the faculty for the course “How to Become a Successful Physician Inventor.”
Lisa Tittemore moderated the FBA’s seminar featuring the Honorable Patti B. Saris.
Lisa Tittemore will participate in a Professional Women’s Networking Event on February 6, 2014 sponsored by Thayer Academy and hosted by State Street Corporation.
Bruce Sunstein was honored to be invited, along with some of America’s foremost entrepreneurial leaders, to the President of the Republic of Korea’s “Leaders’ Meeting for a Creative Economy.”
Bruce Sunstein addressed the AIPLA annual meeting on the topic, “How Prometheus Has Upended Patent Eligibility: An Anatomy of CLS Bank v. Alice Corp.”
Steve Saunders was a guest lecturer at Boston University’s “Product Design and Innovation in Biomedical Engineering,” and “Strategies for Bringing Technology to Market” courses.
Bob Asher was quoted recently in a July 3, 2013 article in Litigation News “Patent Complaint Does Not Have to Identify Infringing Activity.” Asher said, in part, “In such a situation where one’s ability to determine direct infringement is made impossible because it takes place internally, respected by the secrets of the company, the courts can be more lenient in terms of allowing the complaint to go forward.”
Kathleen Williams spoke at the American Conference Institute’s forum on biosimilars, June 6-7, 2013, in Manhattan. She is on a panel that will discuss Practical Claim Drafting and Patent Prosecution Strategies for Biosimilars and Innovators.
An interview of Kathleen Williams appeared in the April 22, 2013 issue of Bio Century. The article, “Myriad Middle Ground,” considered the choices available to the Supreme Court in the Myriad Genetics case.
Bruce Sunstein spoke about Strategies for Pharmaceutical Portfolio & Product Lifecycle Management in Face of the New U.S. Patent Law, at an SMi conference in London on April 18, 2013.
Steve Saunders is a recurring guest on the Gwen Harris Show, a business radio program (KNUU) out of Las Vegas. He recently discussed the Google/Apple patent wars.
Robert Asher was quoted extensively in the May 29, 2012 issue of Litigation News. In the article, “Prometheus’s Patent Ruled a Myth,” Asher said, in part, “While the case dealt with biotech, it has far broader ramifications, especially for business method cases. Prometheus leaves a lot of room for litigation of Section 101, which may become a threshold issue for many cases.” The entire article can be read here.
Lisa Tittemore spoke at the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Women’s Breakfast Forum,” on May 17, 2012 at the U Mass Club.
Bruce Sunstein moderated a discussion of the America Invents Act on May 10, 2012 at the AIPLA Spring Meeting in Austin, TX.
Tom Carey was quoted recently in a ZD Net article of May 8, 2012 entitled “Copyrights, APIs, and Oracle vs. Google.” He said, in part, “Oracle’s lawyers compared the creation of APIs (application programming interfaces) to writing a piece of music, to which I say ‘Balderdash.'”
Robert Asher was quoted in a Litigation News article, dated April 13, 2012, “Court Misses Chance to Tackle Unpatentable Abstract Ideas.” Asher said, in part, “Notions of legal concepts such as taxes or ownership or money-those would all fall within the purview of an abstract idea like in the Bilski case.” Asher is co-chair of the Patent Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Intellectual Property Committee. More. .
Bob Asher was quoted on August 26, 2011 in the Litigation News article “Supreme Court Maintains Status Quo for Patent Invalidity Standard.” Asher said, in part, that a creative and aggressive litigator could look to the Breyer concurrence and “attempt to separate out the factual matters from the legal matters.” According to established patent law jurisprudence, Asher pointed out, “if one wants to get a lower standard of proof in a challenge to a patent, one should seek reexamination, or at least consider reexamination as a strategic alternative.”
Lisa Tittemore spoke at a Women @ Thompson Reuters program held at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge on August 11, 2011. Women @ Thomson Reuters strives to develop the talents and champion the contributions of females in the corporate world. It strives to promote women as equal partners in success, achievement, and profitability.
Steve Saunders spoke at the MIT Entrepreneur Center on July 20, 2011 about whether and how start-ups should protect their intellectual property.
At the Rhode Island Bar Association’s annual meeting on June 16, 2011 Alex Smolenski reviewed key recent developments in patent law, and Tom Tuytschaevers discussed patent ethics for non-patent attorneys, and ways to accelerate a patent application.
In the June 9, 2011 issue of ZDNet, in an article entitled “Software Patent Blockbuster: Microsoft Loses to i4i,” Tom Carey was quoted, “Microsoft has demonstrated arrogance throughout this affair. First by ignoring the patent, then by trying to overturn a legal standard that it found inconvenient. Had Microsoft succeeded it would have greatly weakened the patent system in the United States, a result that would have been cheered in some circles and denounced in others. But it lost, and must now pay for its decision to ignore the intellectual property rights of a competitor.”
Bruce Sunstein delivered a talk on May 12, 2011 on “Disembodied Embodiments: Medical Device Strategy for PCT and Foreign Applications.” The event was part of the Spring meeting in San Francisco of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Tom Carey was quoted in an April 19, 2011 article in a ZDNet.com blog on the Microsoft vs. i4i patent case that now awaits decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Carey said, in part, “Microsoft has a coherent argument: the standard of proof is not mandated by statute. The patent act only creates a presumption of validity for issued patents, but does not specify the level of proof that is needed to overcome that presumption.”
Robert Asher spoke at the ABA Section of Litigation annual conference in Miami on April 14, 2011. His topic was reexamination, reissue and continuations in the PTO and their impact on litigation.
Robert Asher was quoted recently in the Spring 2011 issue of Litigation News in the article “Federal Circuit: Shifting Away from Estimated Payment Royalties.”
Tom Tuytschaevers spoke at an IEEE conference on February 9, 2011. The program, “What Is Patently Obvious” explored how patent office examiners think about obviousness, what works and what doesn’t work in overcoming an obviousness rejection of your patent application, and methods for increasing the odds for obtaining a patent.
Lisa Tittemore co-chaired a panel presentation about “Copyright, Privacy and Defamation in Cyberspace.” The event offered the perspective of both outside and in-house counsel on some of the most challenging legal issues arising from the proliferation of online media.
Tom Carey led a discussion on patent pools and the taint of patent misuse and anti-competitive conduct that is often associated with these arrangements. Prompted by the recent Federal Circuit opinion in Princo v. International Trade Commission, Tom addressed the evolving judicial attitude toward patent pools. The event took place at the Boston Bar Association on November 18, 2010.
Two Sunstein attorneys led a full-day course, “MCLE BasicsPlus! Intellectual Property,” geared toward practitioners new to this area of law. Bruce Sunstein, who chaired the November 2, 2010 event, and Tim Murphy were faculty members.
On October 27, 2010 Bruce Sunstein provided a one-hour lecture at a session at KAIST, given by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), for international participants receiving an introduction to intellectual property principles. His topic for this lecture was: “What is a Patent Troll and How Can I Become One?—Financial, Ethical and Policy Considerations in Asserting Patents in Patent Holding Companies.”
On October 24, 2010 Bruce Sunstein presented a Six-Hour Lecture in Seoul at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST), one of three major Korean technical universities, on the general topic, “Strategic Management of IP Prosecution and litigation in the USA.” The lecture was for students in the Masters of Intellectual Program at KAIST, which includes three entirely different groups: judges and prosecutors, practicing lawyers and patent representatives as one group; central government officials (including the Korea Intellectual Property Office) as another group; and mid-level managers of major Korean corporations, such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, POSCO, SK Telecom, etc. as the third group.
The topic was divided into four segments of 1.5 hours each:
1. Making Patents Work for Strategic Business Advantage (covering patent mapping is some detail)
2. Strategies for Non-Obviousness after KSR v. Teleflex
3. Reexamination and Reissue as Tools in Business and Litigation
4. Strategic Patent Licensing and Litigation
Monroe Horn, the firm’s Chief Technology Officer, spoke at the AIPLA annual meeting in Washington, DC. His presentation was entitled “From In-Box to Out-Box: Virtually Paperless Workflow Handling of the Patent and Trademark Docketing Process.”
Tim Murphy co-chaired the BBA Annual Meeting on September 29, 2010. Tim is a member of the Boston Bar Journal’s board of editors, the BBA’s Intellectual Property Law Section Steering Committee, and the Boston Bar Foundation Society of Fellows.
Lisa Tittemore has been appointed co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Litigation Section for a two-year term that began on September 1, 2010.
Robert Asher was quoted in “Machine-or-Transformation Test Rejected as Sole Test for Process Patents,” an article in the August 13, 2010 issue of Litigation News, a publication of the American Bar Association. Read the whole article here.
Lisa Tittemore was quoted in an article acknowledging her pro bono work for GoodWeave International. She said, in part, “[It] is so wonderful to help an organization like this and to be able to contribute. It’s true for any company that the IP asset is a valuable one. As in this case, where your brand is letting consumers know more than just the source of the goods, but also something really important—like the fact that there’s no child labor being used in producing those goods—protecting the brand through development and protection of trademark rights is critical. Registering trademarks strengthens the ability to prevent third parties from using your mark inappropriately, which could lead to consumer confusion and harm to reputation.”
In a July 29, 2010 ABA Litigation News article, “Federal Circuit to Hear Appeal of Human Gene Patent Decision,” Robert Asher is quoted: “Patents have been responsible for making the biotechnology industry possible and incentivizing it.”
Bruce Sunstein spoke in London at SMi’s 5th Annual Pharmaceutical Portfolio & Product Life Cycle Management Conference on June 28/29, 2010. Bruce discussed strategic implications for pharmaceuticals of recent U.S. patent law developments.
Lisa Tittemore spoke at the Mass College of Arts regarding copyright law on March 31, 2010.
Jay Sandvos, co-chair of the BBA International IP Committee, hosted a brown bag lunch presentation on March 24, 2010 entitled Who Owns It?—Rights to Employee Inventions Around the World.
On February 4, 2010 Bruce Sunstein, Steve Saunders and Lisa Tittemore spoke at an event entitled “Patent Monetization: Strategic Choices and How to Implement Them.” The seminar, co-sponsored with Yet2.com, was held in the Sunstein office.
Bob Asher led a discussion on Patent Reexamination at the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute held in La Quinta, CA from January 27-30, 2010.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in AIPLA Daily Report, October 17, 2009 in answer to the question, “Do you agree with Judge Randall Rader’s definition of a patent troll as anyone who asserts a patent far beyond its value?” Bruce said, in part, “I think a troll is anyone suing my company!”
Alex Smolenski spoke at the BBA recently explaining recent important changes in divisional patent rules in the European Patent Office.
Robert Asher recently hosted a Webinar for the BPLA entitled “The Inside Scoop on Accelerated Examination.” His guest was Jack Harvey who oversees the accelerated examination program at the USPTO.
Steve Saunders was quoted in the July 22, 2009 NuWire Investornewsletter. In the article “Angel Investing: High Risk, Potentially High Return,” he commented on being part of an angel’s group. Saunders said, in part, “I’m learning things that will let me help my clients, who are small businesses, develop their IP portfolios.”
Bruce Sunstein spoke at the Respiratory Drug Discovery & Development Conference in Philadelphia on June 25, 2009. His talk was titled, “Using Patents Strategically In Respiratory Product Lifecycle Management.” For more details go to http://www.iqpc.com/ShowEvent.aspx?id=181220&langtype=1033.
Tim Murphy chaired MCLE’s IP Law Conference on June 10, 2009. This year’s keynote speaker was William F. Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel at Google Inc. and author of Patry on Copyright and other esteemed copyright treatises.
Lisa Tittemore chaired a panel discussion featuring the Federal Magistrate Judges of the District of Massachusetts on May 5, 2009. The event, “Meet The Magistrate Judges” took place at the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse. The event was co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association.
Lisa M. Tittemore spoke regarding “reasonable royalites” at the American Intellectual Property Law Association Mid-Winter Institute in Miami on January 30, 2009.
A number of patent attorneys from Sunstein held an IEEE two day seminar entitled “How to Choose the Best Ways to Protect your Firm’s Innovative Technologies. A Patent Primer for Engineering Managers and Engineers.” The speakers included Alex Smolenski, George Jakobsche and Tom Tuytschaevers.
Two of our attorneys spoke at a recent seminar on international licensing that focused on pharmaceutical company transactions. Bruce Sunstein analyzed the antitrust limitations on patent licenses. Joel Leeman discussed the arbitration of international disputes, including those involving parties to a license.
Steve Saunders was interviewed in an InfoWorld November 25, 2008 article “IT’s latest defense against patent trolls.” Saunders spoke on the viability of RPX, a concept to aggregate patents for defensive reasons.
Lisa M. Tittemore and Keith E. Toms held a Webinar hosted by Thompson CompuMark on November 5, 2008. The program was entitled “Pharmaceutical Trademark Prosecution and the Changing Landscape of FDA Drug Name Review.”
On October 6, 2008, Lisa Tittemore co-chaired the program “Copyright in the Digital Age,” a CLE program sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). The speakers addressed current developments in copyright law with a focus on issues relating to the Internet, digital media, computer software, and secondary liability for user-generated content. The course was held at the MCLE Conference Center.
Lisa Tittemore co-chaired “Making the Federal Case: Winning Strategies for Trying a Civil Case to a Jury,” a Boston Bar Association CLE program.
Edward Dailey and Courtney Quish spoke at the Intellectual Property LawConference 2008, on June 18, 2008. They addressed “Damages in Lanham Act Cases: Proving deception and causation, knocking down the damages barrier, and chronicling The HipSaver Company Inc v. J.T.Posey Company, 497 F. Supp. 3d 96 (D. Mass. 2007).”
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the Le Journal de la Haute Horlogerie in the story “The Tiffany vs. eBay lawsuit nears its verdict.” Mr. Sunstein said in part, “”Theoretically, a virtual marketplace such as eBay is not legally responsible for hosted content. It is not its role to ensure that the objects exchanged are genuine, unless platform managers are aware of or have been informed of fraud and know that the objects they list are counterfeit.”
Lisa Tittemore was quoted in the Boston Globe, February 28, 2008, in the story “Mass. man suing Apple over patent.” Sunstein represents the patent owner, inventor Romek Figa in his lawsuit against Apple, Inc., which is currently pending in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Jay Sandvos was quoted in an article entitled “Patent Pushback” in the December, 2007 ABA Journal. He said, in part, “the Federal Circuit is definitely on board with the trend” to limit patent rights.
Lisa Tittemore was a speaker at the Boston Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Year in Review. She spoke on key federal court trademark decisions in 2007.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed for an article in Reuters News Servicewhich was then republished by a number of news media outlets. The story “Tiffany trademark suit against eBay set to open” first appeared on November 13, 2007. Discussing Tiffany’s counterfeiting arguments, Bruce said, in part, “They have at least alleged … that 95 percent of the goods going through the eBay virtual gateway are fake, at least vis a vis Tiffany. And they are trying to use that fact to make new law.”
Jay Sandvos was interviewed in a November 10, 2007 Boston Globearticle, “Northeastern sues Google over patent.” Commenting on the Eastern District of Texas as a forum for this type of suit, he said, “Because they have so much patent litigation, they have a certain expertise.”
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the November 1, 2007 article inForbes.com, “Edison Would Be Happy.”
Robert Asher presented “Sophisticated Use of Reexamination and Reissue” to the patent group of Corning Incorporated at its offices in New York in October, 2007.
Robert Asher was interviewed in The National Law Journal Online on October 1, 2007. In the article, “From the Upcoming Issue: Patent review overhaul draws praise,” Bob said, in part, “In the past, these reexaminations were filed when litigations started looking like they need help, now [lawyers are] bringing them at the start or before litigation.”
Bruce Sunstein was a guest speaker at a day-long conference: “New Media and the Marketplace of Ideas” on October 26, 2007 on the Boston University campus.
Jay Sandvos spoke to the MIT Alumni Club of Maine on October 25, 2007.
Bruce Sunstein spoke at the IDSA Boston chapter meeting on October 4, 2007. The event took place in the auditorium at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Bruce discussed patents in relationship to the design community.
Bruce Sunsteinwas quoted in a September 27, 2007 Associated Pressarticle, “Ethics group urges Congress to examine Google’s copyright controls.” He said, in part, “The law will favor Google as long as they are diligent in taking down videos, but they could be in trouble if they have a cavalier attitude.”
Bruce Sunstein spoke on September 25, 2007 at a Boston Patent Law Association Seminar: “Rule Changes for Continued Examination and Claims Practice.”
Steven Saunders co-chaired an MCLE program entitled “Hot Topics in Intellectual Property for the Business Lawyer” on September 11, 2007 at the MCLE Conference Center.
Steven Saunders was interviewed in a September 7, 2007 article forInfoWorld.com, “Patent reform favors high tech over biotech.” Steven said, in part, “The [overall] environment for patents is definitely hurt.”
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in an August 29, 2007 Associated Pressarticle, “IPhone Hackers Could Face Legal Battle.” The article has been carried in a number of media outlets around the country, includingTime.com and BusinessWeek.com.
Jay Sandvos was quoted in an August 27, 2007 RCR Wireless Newsarticle, “Patent Litigation: the art of persuasion; Lay juries often make the call, appeals are common.” He said, in part, “[I]n patent litigation, lawyers have to educate the judge and jury on these complicated issues and boil them down to simple explanations.”
Tom Carey was quoted in CNNMoney.com and Investors.com in their August 13, 2007 article, “Legal Ruling Removes Open-Source Cloud” and August 14, 2007 in CRN.com and Information Week. Tom commented on the recent ruling which indicated that Novell owns the copyrights to Unix software.
Jay Sandvos was quoted in the August 10, 2007 Wireless.com article “No Veto for Qualcomm.” He said in part, “…it reinforces the ITC as a process that has integrity of it’s own that isn’t compromised by outside politics.”
Lisa Tittemore was interviewed in IPLaw360 in their August 3, 2007 article “Debate Rages Over IP Protection in Fashion Industry.” She said, in part, that “It has been typically difficult for fashion designers to assert intellectual property rights because the Copyright Act views apparel as a ‘useful article’…unlike…other types of art that are covered in the law.”
Jay Sandvos was interviewed by the Mercury News on July 10, 2007 in the article “Apple shares hit high after analyst predicts cheaper iPhone.” His comments include, “it makes sense to seek patent protection for every possible aspect of such a device whether or not Apple actually plans to use it – just to prevent competitors from doing something along these lines.” Jay’s comments were also picked up by more than 70 newspapers and on-line news services around the world.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the June 20, 2007 Information Weekarticle, “Patent injunction Could Roil Wi-Fi Industry.” He said, in part, “The Supreme Court has been engaged in its own campaign in the area of ‘patent reform.’ ”
Tom Carey was interviewed in the June 20, 2007 New York Times article, “Court Upholds Plavix Patent.” He said, in part, “The slew of errors in judgment that were made along the way were very big.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on June 14, 2007 by CNNMoney.com. He said, in part, “Anything that helps Google look better before the court will help reduce their legal exposure.”
On June 13, 2007, Lisa Tittemore spoke on “Copyright and User Generated Content” as a faculty member of the MCLE “Intellectual Property Law Conference 2007” at the MCLE Conference Center.
Lisa Tittemore and co-chair Eileen Herlihy moderated a Boston Bar Association CLE program on June 7, 2007, entitled “U.S. Supreme Court 2006-2007: Active Battleground for Patent Law. Recent Cases Before the Court.” The program provided an in-depth analysis of important patent law cases before the Supreme Court this year by some of Boston’s most experienced patent practitioners, including Bruce Sunstein, spoke on “Medimmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc. and licensee estoppel.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, June 4, 2007 issue. In the article “Panel: lawyer must keep e-mail prospective client confidential,” Bruce said, in part, “It puts in sharp relief the challenges that are posed by today’s kind of communication.”
Bruce Sunstein commented in the May 31, 2007 Wi-Fi Planet article “Bluetooth Lawsuit.” He said, “It’s called the exhaustion doctrine. The patent owner has to pick where they are going to go after the economic activity.”
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in a May 30, 2007 BusinessWeek.com article, “Qualcomm Under Fire.” He said, “In the end, it’s in the interest of Nokia and Qualcomm to come to terms.” He was also quoted on the Qualcomm matter in the June 8, 2007 issues of eWeek.com and Wireless Week, as well as the June 22, 2007 issue of Information Week.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed by InternetNews.com on May 25, 2007 in the story, “The Sun’s For Mobile Phones.” Bruce said, in part, “This is pretty cool technology. The Motorola patent says they can capture 75 percent of all light on the display to the solar cell.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the May 21, 2007 Information Weekstory, “Three scenarios for Microsoft’s open source threat.” He said, in part, “In one sense, this is the patent system at work.”
Tom Carey was interviewed as part of a story that ran in ZD Net Asia, “Microsoft agitates for open-source patent pacts” on May 15, 2007. He said, “It’s a game in which those who have a lot of resources to throw around have a lot of advantage.
On May 10, 2007, Lisa Tittemore moderated a panel of experienced patent litigators on “Litigation Strategies and Tactics” as part of the Spring Meeting of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston. The panel included discussion of topics such as “trolling” for a friendly forum, patent reexamination as tactical matter, leveraging foreign counterpart activity, and logistics in multi-party litigation.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on May 3, 2007 by EDN.com in the story, “New Supreme Court patent ruling may create uncertainty.” He said, in part, “In setting the bar higher, they [The Supreme Court] created uncertainty as well. It’s one thing to set the bar higher, but the uncertainty undermines the patent system.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in an April 11, 2007 story in Information Week, “Toshiba Suit Aims High, Likely to Strike Deal.” His comments included, “Since Toshiba is obligated to make licenses available, the company is likely to agree to a deal.”
Bruce Sunstein was quoted on March 14, 2007 in the Detroit Free Pressand the Baltimore Sun commenting on Viacom’s filing of a $1 billion dollar lawsuit against Google and YouTube. He said, in part, “Google’s motto is ‘Don’t be evil,’ and you could argue that with YouTube that motto is wearing a little thin.” Bruce was also quoted on March 13, 2007 in the BusinessWeek.com story “Viacom sues YouTube over copyrights,” which also appears in startribune.com.
Lisa Tittemore was interviewed in TheDeal.com on March 13, 2007 in an article, “Viacom sues Google over YouTube.” “While there is little question that YouTube is hosting copyrighted material,” Tittemore said, “it is being posted by a third party, and that as a service provider, Google is likely to argue that it is not responsible for the content its users put on the site. The company is also likely to argue that it takes steps to remove copyrighted material when it becomes aware of it,” she added. “However, a court might need to rule on whether YouTube must do more ‘active policing’ of its site by using filtering technology to prevent the posting of copyrighted material,” Tittemore said.
Steve Saunders was interviewed in TheStreet.com on February 23, 2007 in a story entitled, “TechWeek: No Fair Play for Microsoft.” He said, “Patent suits place a very heavy burden on the plaintiff; they have to prove many things and connect many dots. . . . If one dot is not connected, the case can be reversed.”
Robert Asher spoke at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Mid-Winter Institute in New Orleans on January 24-27, 2007. He discussed “Hot Topics in Patent Litigation,” including injunctive relief and reexaminations.
Lisa Tittemore was interviewed on January 25, 2007 by IP Law 360 in the article “Fox Slaps YouTube with Subpoena.” She commented that “Google may decide to fight for freedom of expression and try to resist the subpoena on behalf of the subscriber.
Tom Carey was interviewed January 19, 2007 by the DowJones Newswires in the article “Apotex Could Face Tough Fight in Plavix Dispute.”
Tom Carey was interviewed on January 16, 2007 byOpenSource.com in the article “IP Attorney: Bankrupt or Not, SCO case is ‘boring’.” His comments include “if there is no Chapter 11 filing, then the trial goes on as is. SCO suffers a slow and painful death rather than a quick one.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on January 11, 2007 by The Wall Street Journal in the article “Cisco Suit May Snag Apple’s iPhone Plan.” His comments include, “The one who is most committed to a trademark is usually the one who gets it.” Bruce was also interviewed on the iPhone suit by CNETNews.com (1/10/07), MarketWatch (1/11/07), The SlipperyBrick Blog (1/12/07) and The Hollywood Reporter (1/13/07).
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on January 3, 2007 byInternetnews.com in the article “Google, Apple, Napster Services in Danger?” “This is going to be an interesting fight,” Sunstein said.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on January 2, 2007 by Information Weekin the article “Apple’s Jobs Keeps His Job, But Legal Perils Remain While Steve Jobs retains Control over the Apple helm, the company faces other legal challenges this year, over Patents and Monopoly Law.”
Robert O’Reilly, our Litigation Support Specialist, shared tips on gathering, processing, reviewing and producing electronic information on November 30, 2006 at the Boston Bar Association. He was part of a presentation entitled “Update on Electronic Discovery.”
Steve Saunders was interviewed in New Zealand Reseller News on November 15, 2006 in the article, “Patent Protection Flashpoint Court Case” concerning the patent infringement litigation case, KSR International v Teleflex, and the amicus briefs filed with the Supreme Court by Microsoft and Cisco on behalf of KSR.
Bruce Sunsteinwas quoted on November 13, 2006 by Government Computer News in the article “Sun Opens Java,” concerning Sun Microsystems Inc.’s release of its Java programming language source code. He stated, “There are open-source places and commercial places, and it is difficult to be in between. . . . Maybe this is a way of Sun saying if Java goes open source, it will have better distribution, and that will be good for Sun in the long term.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on November 8, 2006 byOpenSource.com, in the article “IP Attorney: Microsoft-Novell Partnership Creates Internal Competition for Open Source.” His comments include, “Make no mistake, Microsoft is not doing this because it’s ‘good,’ but because it is good business. . . . It’s the same way IBM embraced Linux more than five years ago. . . . The fact is, IBM sells lot of hardware and now they are able to sell hardware in a market they did not have before. . . . For Linux overall this is a celebration of having come of age. Linux is now in its adulthood.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on October 20, 2006 by Warren Communications News in the article “Patent Wiki No Panacea for Perceived Ills, Inventor Rep Says,” regarding a proposed review website for patent applications. His comments include, “I say, what’s not to like [about the proposal]. . . . One could actually implement this without rule changes. . . . It’s simply prior art that exists. . . in cyberspace. . . . [But] what if we give a prior art party and nobody shows up? . . . It’s possible that although there’s great fanfare, nothing will happen.”
Bruce Sunstein spoke at the AIPLA 2006 Annual Meeting, October 19-21, 2006 in Washington, D.C. He presented a paper entitled “Harnessing Collaborative Web Based Technology To Bring Prior Art to the Patent Process – An Inventor’s Perspective.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on October 19, 2006 by TheNationalJournal.com in the article “Agency Will Test Community Reviews of Patents,” regarding the proposed “wiki” approach of the Community Patent Review Project. His comments include, “[There are] real costs associated in denying or delaying patent coverage to innovators.” He warned the leader of the project to “go boldly where no man has gone before, but carefully.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the October 3, 2006 Investor’s Business Daily about the Web “Mash-Ups” (customizable combinations of applications and data, also called composite applications). His quotes, featured in the story “Mash-Ups May Smash Up Some Software Kingdoms,” include, “There are a lot of gray areas here. . . . The point is that creating a mash-up means you had better get permission.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on September 23, 2006 by Reuters UK. His quotes, featured in the story “HP CEO Says He Approved Email Ruse in Leak Probe,” include, “Where you intentionally misrepresent the nature of a communication to get information, that’s certainly a wrong.”
Tom Carey was interviewed on September 1, 2006 by the Associated Press about the the Federal Trade Commission’s failure to stop settlements by drug companies with generic rivals, which the FTC believes slow the introduction of low-cost generics. His quotes, featured in the story “FTC Head: Payments to Generic Firms Bad,” include, “The incentive to go down this path is enormous. . . . It preserves the monopoly for the patent holder and this is big, big money. . . . Drug companies have an obligation to call the FTC’s bluff.”
Tim Murphywas interviewed in the August 30, 2006 edition ofPharmExec Direct about the rising number of cases in which brand name patents have been invalidated, either partially or completely. His quotes, featured in the story “Federal Courts Get Tough on Patents,” include, “Pharmaceutical companies have been very aggressive in extending the life of a patent. . . When you’re really aggressive, you’re bound to have some pushback. . . Even though the successes may be limited [in winning a secondary patent case] there’s so much money at stake.”
Tom Carey was interviewed on July 28, 2006 by the Associated Press. In the story “Bristol-Myers Announces Probe; Profit Off,” regarding Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. being the subject of a criminal antitrust probe over a pending deal with a generic drug maker involving its best-selling product, Plavix, and a drop in their second quarter profits, Tom commented on the rising number of agreements among drug companies: “The FTC is concerned about the increasing number of agreements like the one with Apotex that drug companies are making and is studying whether they mute competition. . . . A criminal probe into the agreement is highly unusual, if not unprecedented, and is likely to prevent further arrangements. . . . No company wants to find itself on the wrong end of a criminal action. . . . It is a political black eye, it could mean jail time for executives.”
Tom Carey was interviewed in the July 28, 2006 edition of Forbes.comabout the issue of whether large drug companies will be permitted to settle with copycat generic drug makers. His comments, featured in the story “Patent Wars,” include, “In their [FTC regulators] view, the public interest is not being served. . . . It makes sense for the generic company to settle up and go happily along until the patent expires. In their view, all that’s happening is the drug companies are coming up with ways to serve monopoly profits.”
Tom Carey was interviewed by E-Commerce Times on July 24, 2006. His comments, featured in the story “SCO Group Claims IBM Destroyed Evidence,” include, “This case has had so many false leads to it, what is one more?” . . . It has all been a bunch of hooey. . . .SCO’s actions throughout this lawsuit have had the earmarks of someone with no case but a lot of energy. . . . Now I think the open source community knows to make sure it does business in a clean and transparent manner.”
Tom Carey was interviewed in the July 7, 2006 edition of CRN, in the story “FireStar Files Patent Suit Against Red Hat,” which also ran onInformationWeek.com. The story concerns a case filed in Texas over JBoss’ Hibernate 3.0’s object mapping technology. His comments include, “It’s potentially more significant than the SCO [copyright] case because it’s about a patent that covers a basic concept or idea, not an expression of an idea, which copyright covers. . . . It’s a more powerful case. That’s why RIM [Research In Motion] ended up settling [with NTP] for so much. . . . [The SCO’s case]effect on open source is nil. It’s dead.”
Bruce Sunstein was quoted by eWeek.com on June 12, 2006. In the story “Qualcomm Tries to Block Nokia,” he commented on the patent infringement suits filed in the U.S. and the U.K. by chip maker Qualcomm regarding its GSM Technology in the U.S. and the U.K: “There’s a very strong incentive for these parties to reach an agreement. If you look at the European Convention, policy matters are much more important when they’re in a patent environment than they are in the U.S. . . . The Europeans are more hostile to patents. This will likely help Nokia. [If Nokia prevails in the European Union before the case is heard here,] it might solve everything.”
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the June 12, 2006 edition of MultiChannel News. In the story, “Cablevision Network DVR in Court’s Hands,” he commented on litigation between Cablevision Systems Corp. and broadcast networks, cable outlets and Hollywood studios in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning Cablevision’s network-based digital video recorder service (called “remote storage DVR” (or RS-DVR)): “It hinges on Cablevision being able to say that kind of [network DVR] usage by the consumer is fair, and they’re just providing the technology for it. It’s not what they [Cablevision] are doing is fair use, per se. . . . I think this will go all the way [to the Supreme Court], and even then it may not be decided until Congress steps in.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed by Information Week on May 30, 2006. His comments, featured in the story “Symantec-Microsoft lawsuit shows Vista straining ties,” which appeared on CMPNet Asia, include, “For Symantec, this is about survival as Microsoft threatens to move more into Symantec’s space.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the May 29, 2006 edition of USA Today. In the story “Networks Fight Cablevision Service,” he observed that, compared to their case against VCRs and digital video recorders (DVRs), network studios have “an easier case” against Cablevision Systems’ service that permits a digital set-top box function like a DVR (called “remote storage DVR” (or RS-DVR)), because RS-DVR “is a service sold to the consumer, while TiVo is a device sold to the consumer.”
Lisa Tittemore was interviewed on May 8, 2006 by MarketWatch and her comments are featured in the article “Apple Beats the Beatles In London Court”. Her comments include, “In the end, it looks like it came down to what the parties said in the agreement. . . . And it looks like they needed an outside opinion to sort that out.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the May 2006 edition of EContent Magazine in the article “Success Has a Thousand Litigants”. His comments include, “Samuel Morse tried to patent the means for communications to be effective over a distance, whether by sounds or by electromagnetism, but the patent office wouldn’t let him have that patent. It was too abstract.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on April 20, 2006 by MSNBC.com in the article “Are Copycat Cars a Sincere Form of Flattery?”. His comments concerning trade dress infringement include, “Generally, you can’t win unless the consumer is confused by what they see, so if you recognize a car is a Lexus and think it looks like a Mercedes, generally that’s not enough”.
On April 14, 2006, Bruce Sunstein was interviewed by internetnews.comin the article “Report Details DMCA Misuses”, and also by TMCNet in the article “EFF Says Seven-year-old Law Is Overly Restrictive.” His comments include, “The DMCA is an imperfect piece of legislation, but ever since Adam and Eve shared the apple we live in a world that is imperfect. . . . The DMCA provides a fig leaf to content providers, and that’s a good thing in the age in which we live. . . . I’m not worrying about a chilling effect from the DMCA. . . . For every story of abuse, there are millions of legal downloads that have been protected against illicit copying by combination of digital rights management and the DMCA.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the April 14, 2006 edition of The Wall Street Journal. His comments, featured in the story “TiVo Wins a Vital Patent Dispute,” include, “There’s little doubt, if TiVo wins here, it will have more business leverage in the marketplace, and more people will be willing to pay them money.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the March 28, 2006 edition of Marketwatch in an article named “TV Shows Grapple With New Video-piracy Threat.” His comments include, “Following the Grokster decision, … sites [that facilitate TV piracy] are living on borrowed time.”
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on March 20, 2006 by Red Herring and his quotes are featured in the article “Method Patents Go to Court.”
On March 10, 2006, Tim Murphy acted as a judge for students competing in AIPLA’s Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition. The semifinal rounds were held at the Suffolk Law School. The competition concerned a hypothetical appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals by an individual inventor whose frisbee-like device was found to infringe a patent held by a large toy company.
Tom Carey was interviewed on February 22, 2006 bySearchOpenSource.com and his quotes are featured in the story “IBM Subpoenas Signal Shift to Darker Side of SCO Case”.
Lisa Tittemore was the Chair of the MCLE “Copyright Basics Plus!” seminar on January 18, 2006, at the MCLE Conference Center in Boston. The seminar featured five presentations by experienced IP practitioners and covered topics from “what copyright protects” to “strategies for the protection of computer software” and “copyright litigation basics”.
Tom Carey was interviewed on January 11, 2006 by CNET News.com. His comments, featured in the story “Overhaul of GPL set for public release” published in ZDNet News, include, “It’s tremendously important . . . . Probably most lawyers who have an active practice in the software area have read the GPL [GNU General Public License] and committed its essence to memory, which is something you can’t say about any other license.”
Tom Carey was interviewed in the January 9, 2006 news section ofSearchOpenSource.com concerning SCO’s legal battle against Linux vendor Novel, Inc. His comments, featured in the story “IP attorney: Why SCO has no case”, include, “The key to the case is that IBM specifically negotiated with SCO a clause that permitted it to use the same programmers who saw the Unix code to make competing products. . . . The result is, absent literal copying of meaningful amounts of Unix into Linux, SCO has no case.”
The December 29, 2005 edition of The National Business Review cited Sunstein’s settlement on behalf of Mediacom in the article “Patent Troll Bites Google”.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the November 28, 2005 issue of RCR Wireless News and his quotes appear in the article “DRM: Too Many (Private) Solutions to Minor Problem?”.
Lisa Tittemore was Co-Chair of a “standing room only” symposium entitled “The U.S. Patent System: Working or Broken and Who Decides?” on November 16, 2005, at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston (co-sponsored by the Boston Patent Law Association). A distinguished panel of speakers, including Dr. Adam Jaffe, Sacha Pfeiffer of the Boston Globe, Dr. Robert Rines, James Toupin, General Counsel of the USPTO, and Jack Turner of MIT, discussed recent criticisms of the U.S. patent system and debated whether it is.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the November 11, 2005 edition ofUnited Press International and his quotes appear in the article “Globe Talk: Qualcomm Fights Claims”.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the October 2005 issue of EContent Magazine and his quotes appear in the story “Web Site Sued For Controversial Trip into Internet Past “.
Lisa Tittemore was quoted in the September 2005 edition of Inc. Magazine in a case study article about Jonathan Hoffman and his company, School Zone Publishing.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the August 31, 2005 edition of The San Francisco Chronicle and his quotes appear in the story “Creative Wins Patent For Song-Navigation System”.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the August 13, 2005 edition of the Los Angeles Times in the article “Google Puts Book Copying on Hold”.
Tom Carey was quoted in the August 4, 2005 edition of Eweek Magazinein the featured story “Analysts: Novell vs. SCO Is No ‘Slam Dunk'”.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on July 12, 2005 by Tech News Worlddiscussing RSS Copyright.
Lisa Tittemore was honored as the WBA’s Unsung Hero for July in the July/August edition of Women’s Bar Review for her role as “a mentor to many women” and for her involvement in a variety of pro bono activities.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on July 6, 2005 by Forbes.com for the story “EU Vote Leaves Tech Companies Vulnerable”.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the July 6, 2005 edition of the Financial Times in the story “European Software Patent Laws Face Rejection”.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the July 1, 2005 edition of Electronic Business Magazine and his quotes are featured in the story “Tech Companies Opt for Settlements; As Patent Lawsuits Increase, Companies Pick Their Battles Carefully”.
Lisa Tittemore participated in a “virtual roundtable” on the June 2005 Supreme Court decision in MGM v. Grokster, and her comments were published in the cover article, titled “Inside Grokster,” of the August/September 2005 edition of Internet Law & Strategy.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on the June 30, 2005 ‘NewsTalk Magazine’ show on 940am WFAW-Milwaukee discussing the potential impact of the Supreme Court decision in MGM v. Grokster, regarding copyright infringement by P2P software.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed by CBS News on June 30, 2005 regarding the Grokster decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed for the June 28, 2005 edition of theBoston Herald and his quotes are featured in the story “Supremes Hit Online Pirates”.
Tim Murphy was quoted in “IP is an attractive – and tricky – form of collateral” in the June 3, 2005 edition of the Boston Business Journal.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the May 6, 2005 edition of Investor’s Business Daily in an article about the Rambus patent legal battle.
Lisa Tittemore was quoted in the featured article “First and Foremost” in the April 25, 2005 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Tim Murphy was quoted in the April 22, 2005 edition of The Scientistmagazine in the article named “Research tool patents debated – Supreme Court appeal could limit licensing income for research tool makers”.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on March 31, 2005 by Internetnews.comin a story about the Toshiba/Lexar case.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the March 29, 2005 Los Angeles Times in the featured story “Ruling Could Halt Sony’s Playstation- A judge’s verdict to stop selling units is on hold while the company appeals a patent verdict”.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the March 17, 2005 issue of Business Week Online in an article named “Memo to Apple: Lay Off Your Fans”.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed in the March 14, 2005 issue of RCR Wireless News Magazine in the featured story “CTIA Takes Technology Over Content In Supreme Court Case”.
Tom Carey was quoted in the March 14, 2005 issue of Business Week Online in an article named “A Linux Nemesis on the Rocks”.
In March, 2005, Bruce Sunstein was quoted by ZDnet in an article entitled “TiVo Records New DVD Patents”.
In February, 2005 Bruce Sunstein was interviewed by Internetnews.comand his quotes are featured in the story “AMD Buys Into Patriot’s Patent”.
In February, 2005 Bruce Sunstein was interviewed by TechTarget Mediaregarding intellectual property strategy for technology companies.
In February, 2005, Bruce Sunstein was interviewed by Florida’s Morning Show on WGMX 94.3 FM regarding the legal rights a consumer has in terms of copying DVD’s and downloading music.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed by MIT Technology Review, and his quotes appear in the article “Patently Open Source” in the January 12th edition.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed by Forbes.com and his quotes are featured in the story “Apple Bites The Fans That Feed It” that appears on the front page of the January 7, 2005 online edition.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the December 2, 2004 Los Angeles Timesin the story “Yahoo Resolves Trademark Case”
In November, 2004, Bob Asher was quoted by TMC Net in the article “Power One Inc. Announces Favorable Conclusion of Vicor Patent Litigation”.
In November, 2004, Bruce Sunstein was featured in the article “Do Software Users Need Indemnification?”.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the article “CD-DVDs Are On Their Way to Market at Last”, which appeared in the September 10, 2004 edition of Radio & Records Magazine.
On September 13, 2004, Bruce Sunstein was quoted by Communications Daily in an article titled “XM-Recording Software Raises Legal Concerns”.
On September 17, 2004, Tom Carey was featured in an interview by ITWorld.com on the topic of “Linux Patent Risks: Things to Consider”.
Tom Carey was quoted in the August 11, 2004 edition of eWeek Magazine in the featured story “Lawyers Weigh in on Linux Patent Threat”.
On June 22, 2004, Tom Carey was quoted by NewsFactor Network in an article titled “Supreme Court: AMD can get Intel documents.”
CRN quoted Tom Carey on June 14, 2004 in an article about SCO’s IP battles against Novell and IBM.
Tom Carey was quoted by Eweek Magazine on June 11, 2004 in an article about recent court rulings in SCO’s IP cases.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted by the San Jose Mercury News on June 7, 2004, in an article about RFID technology.
The San Jose Mercury News quoted Bruce Sunstein on June 4, 2004 regarding the patent lawsuit between Google and Yahoo.
On June 3, 2004, Bruce Sunstein was quoted by the Hartford Courantregarding the music industry’s efforts to eliminate illegal copying and downloading of CDs.
The June 2004 issue of Electronic Business contains a quote from Bruce Sunstein regarding the cost of IP litigation.
On June 1, 2004, Bruce Sunstein was quoted in IEEE Spectrum Magazineregarding the breadth of Acacia’s patent claims.
Tom Carey was quoted by the Linux Insider on May 25, 2004 in an article about new standards for contributors to the Linux kernel. He was quoted on the same topic in Tech News World on May 28, 2004.
On May 10, 2004, Tom Carey was quoted by News Forge regarding the lawsuit between Lindows and Xandros.
On May 6, 2004, Bruce Sunstein was quoted by the Associated Press in an article about DVD copying software.
Electronic Gaming Business quoted Bruce Sunstein on May 5, 2004, in an article titled “Patent Wars About to Begin in the Video Gaming Arena.”
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the May 2004 issue of Internet Retailerregarding retail e-commerce patent lawsuits.
Tom Carey was quoted by E-Week on April 29 and April 30, 2004 in articles regarding SCO’s claims pertaining to the GNU General Public License (GPL).
On April 27, 2004, Bruce Sunstein was quoted by InternetNews.com in the story “Chipmaker Expands Patent Fight to 150.”
The Sandusky Register quoted Bruce Sunstein on April 25, 2004 for an article about the illegal downloading of music from the internet.
On April 5, 2004, Bruce Sunstein was featured in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on the case between Truebro, Inc and Plumberex Specialty Products which resulted in a verdict of $2.1 million for patent infringement. Bruce was an expert witness for the plaintiff.
On March 24, 2004, Tom Carey was quoted by Bloomberg News in an article about the lawsuit between SCO and IBM.
CRN quoted Tom Carey on March 24, 2004 regarding the European Union’s decision against Microsoft.
Edward Dailey was quoted in the Boston Business Journal on March 19, 2004 in an article titled “State Sees Legal Savings from New Bid System.”
On March 10, 2004, Bruce Sunstein was quoted in The Financial Timesregarding the lawsuit between Kodak and Sony.
On March 3, 2004, Tom Carey was quoted by eWeek and CRN in articles regarding the SCO copyright infringement case.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the February 17, 2004 issue of Investor’s Business Daily regarding the implications of Google’s IPO delay.
On February 17, 2004, Tom Carey was quoted in an IT News Australiaarticle titled “Novell Challenges SCO Claims in Unix Code.” This article also appeared in the February 13, 2004 issue of Information Week.
Tom Carey appeared in a February 14, 2004 article about the leak of Microsoft source code in Financial Times.
On February 10, 2004, Tom Carey was quoted by CRN in an article titled “Expert Claims SCO-Novell Copyright Dispute Will Halt Linux Customer Lawsuit.”
Tom Carey was quoted in Eweek on February 6, and Business Week on February 2, 2004, in articles about the ongoing dispute between SCO and IBM.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in CNET News on November 28, 2003 in an article regarding Wi-Fi security dangers.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on 1330 WNTA’s The Chuck Diamond Show on November 21, 2003 regarding consumers’ rights and responsibilities when making copies of cds, dvds, and downloading music.
On November 20, 2003, Bruce Sunstein was interviewed on The Morning Show on WFIN-AM 1330 in Toledo, Ohio. Chris Oaks spoke to Bruce about copyright law and electronic piracy.
On November 13, 2003, Bruce Sunstein was interviewed by Dave Durian on WBAL 1090 about the future of compact discs.
Tom Carey was quoted in an article about SCO’s motion to dismiss Red Hat’s lawsuit in MozillaQuest, The On-Line Computer Magazine on October 17, 2003.
The San Jose Mercury News quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article regarding lawsuits filed by Visto against rival email firms on September 25, 2003.
Bruce Sunstein was quoted in the Seattle Times on September 22, 2003. The article discusses the jury award in Eolas Technologies v. Microsoft.
Tom Carey was quoted in the August 18, 2003 edition ofInformationWeek Magazine regarding the conflict between SCO and GPL.
Linux Today quoted Tom Carey in an article titled, “SCO vs. GPL: Luminaries Decry Legal Maneuver as ‘Posturing'” on August 15, 2003.
An interview with Tom Carey regarding SCO-Caldera’s Amended Complaint and the SCO v. IBM lawsuit appeared on MozillaQuest.com on August 8, 2003. Quotes from the article are also featured byInformationWeek.com, InternetWeek.com, ITNewsAustralia.com, andCMP Asia.
Financial Times and The Boston Globe quoted Tom Carey regarding the licensing dispute between SCO and Red Hat, Inc., on August 5 and August 6, 2003.
Tom Carey was quoted by InternetNews.com on August 1, 2003 in an article titled “Attorneys: SCO v. IBM Remains Murky.”
The Los Angeles Times and CNETnews.com quoted Bruce Sunstein on July 16, 2003 regarding a recent ruling in the patent lawsuit against Microsoft brought by InterTrust.
The Seattle Times quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article regarding the copyright lawsuit between Corbis and Amazon.com on July 7, 2003.
Bruce Sunstein was interviewed for Boston Business Journal in an article about patent strategies for small business owners on June 30, 2003.
InfoWorld Magazine and IT World Magazine quoted Bob Kann about the issue of reverse engineering in Bowers v. Baystate Technologies on June 26, 2003.
The LA Times and Baltimore Sun quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about NAPSTER on June 23, 2003.
AustraliaInternet.com and InternetNews.com quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about MercExchange’s patent infringement claim against eBay on May 30, 2003.
CRN quoted Tom Carey in an article about the lawsuit between SCO Group and IBM on May 22, 2003.
Linux.com quoted Tom Carey on the strategy of SCO Group in its lawsuit against IBM, May 19, 2003.
On May 16, 2003, The Boston Business Journal interviewed Bob Kann in an article about Sunstein’s petition to the US Supreme Court in Bowers v. Baystate.
BusinessWeek quoted Tom Carey on the subject of a lawsuit filed by SCO Group (formerly Caldera Systems, Inc.) against IBM alleging IBM misappropriated SCO software by contributing as open source code to the Linux operating system, on March 24, 2003.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly featured Ken Sachar, Charlton Shen and Shaun Montana in the ‘On the Move’ column, on February 17, 2003.
CIO Magazine quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about upcoming changes to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s effort to move to on-line services, on February 15, 2003.
Edward Dailey appeared on WGBH channel 2’s Greater Boston program on January 30, 2003 to discuss land use issues associated with a large mixed use development proposed for construction on Route 9 in Newton, MA.
The Boston Globe quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about the changes in filing patent applications for biotech companies, on January 29, 2003.
BusinessWeek quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of the legal issues arising from 321 Studio’s DVD copying program, on January 13, 2003.
Investor’s Business Daily quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of the increased importance for companies to manage their intellectual property, on January 3, 2003.
Electronic Business quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of the Mentor v. Cadence patent infringement case, on January 1, 2003.
InformationWeek quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of the aggressive enforcement of E-commerce patents, on December 16, 2002.
Electronic Business quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about protection of intellectual property, on November 1, 2002.
Boston Magazine quoted Edward Dailey in an article about a dispute with the New York Times Company, in the November 2002 issue.
Boston Business Journal quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about ‘bet-the-company’ cases, on October 28, 2002.
The Edmonton Sun quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about the Director’s Guild of America trademark counterclaim, on October 13, 2002.
St. John’s Telegram quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about the Director’s Guild of America trademark counterclaim, on October 12, 2002.
Edmonton Journal quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about the Director’s Guild of America trademark counterclaim, on October 10, 2002.
The Leader-Post quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about the Director’s Guild of America trademark counterclaim, on October 10, 2002.
London Free Press quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about the Director’s Guild of America trademark counterclaim, on October 10, 2002.
Ottawa Citizen quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about the Director’s Guild of America trademark counterclaim, on October 10, 2002.
The Record.com quoted Bruce Sunstein in an article about the Director’s Guild of America trademark counterclaim, on October 9, 2002.
Wireless Week quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of the wireless internet, on October 7, 2002.
Boston Magazine named Bruce Sunstein as one of the five best intellectual property lawyers in Boston, in the October 2002 issue.
Boston Business Journal quoted Edward Dailey on the subject of a dispute between our client, a former Boston Globe editor, and the New York Times Company, on September 16, 2002.
Alchemy quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of wireless fidelity, on September 13, 2002.
CNET.com quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of internet service providers, on September 3, 2002.
Report on Wireless quoted Bruce Sunstein at length on the subject of Wi-Fi service theft, on September 3, 2002.
Drug Utilization Review published an article in the September 2002 issue in which Tim Murphy answered questions about the effect the recent passage of a bill by Congress would have on the patent process for brand-name and generic drug makers.
Forbes quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of the eBay patent dispute, on August 16, 2002.
Telephony published an article by Bruce Sunstein entitled, “Copy Rites,” on July 29, 2002.
Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly listed Sunstein as one of the largest intellectual property law firms in Massachusetts, on July 12, 2002.
Current quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of NPR’s linking policy, on July 8, 2002.
The Boston Globe quoted Edward Dailey on the subject of degraded cable television and cable internet service to the Town of Duxbury, which the firm represents, and other Massachusetts south shore communities in the wake of the Adelphia Cable Communications bankruptcy, on June 20, 2002.
Direct quoted Steve Saunders on the subject of an Internet coupon patent dispute, on June 1, 2002.
Wireless Week quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of copyright issues related to wireless ringtones, on May 6, 2002.
Boston Business Journal quoted Bob Asher on the subject of business method patents, on May 3, 2002.
ABA Journal quoted Jay Sandvos on the subject of golf patents, in the May 2002 issue.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly listed Sunstein as one of the 100 Largest Law Firms in Massachusetts, on April 22, 2002.
Wired News quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of deep linking issues, on April 18, 2002.
Bloomberg quoted Bruce Sunstein on the patent dispute between Schering-Plough and a group of generic drug manufacturers, on April 18, 2002.
Boston Business Journal quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of the increased importance of intellectual property work to general practice law firms, on April 12, 2002.
Wired News quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of PTO procedures, on April 11, 2002.
The Feature quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of file sharing, on April 10, 2002.
Wired News quoted Bruce Sunstein on the subject of hyperlinking technology, on February 14, 2002.
The Boston Globe quoted Edward Dailey on the subject of a lawsuit between our clients and developers concerning public rights of access to the harbor in the Charlestown Navy Yard, on November 26, 2001.