Bruce D. Sunstein: Lawyer with Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

Bruce D. Sunstein

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  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Business Law
  • Licensing Law
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 617-443-9292
Fax: 617-443-0004
http://www.sunsteinlaw.com/attorneys/b-sunstein.html
 
University Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1965; Indiana University, M.A., 1969
 
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1973
 
Admitted1973, California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1977, Massachusetts, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court; 1978, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
 
Memberships American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Business Law; Intellectual Property Law); Boston Patent Law Association; Licensing Executives Society; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Author's Guild (Associate Member).
 
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, May 27, 1944
 
Biography

Author: "Funding Patent Assertion Litigation," ABA, August, 2005 [article and presentation]; "Making Words Mean Just What We Choose Them to Mean: Patent Claim Interpretation in Light of Phillips v. AWH" (with Rebecca Hanovice), Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 12 (Dec. 2004); "Claiming Subject Matter in Business Method Patents," United States Patent and Trademark Office, Annual Business Methods Customer Partnership Meeting, April, 2004 [presentation]; "When Lost Profits Are Lost: Damages in Patent Assertion Litigation with an IP Holding Company," AIPLA, May, 2004 [article and presentation]; "IP Due Diligence and the Value Proposition: Developing and Evaluating BioPharma IP Portfolios for Strategic Investment Benefits," The Journal of BioLaw and Business, Vol. 6, Number 3, 2003; "Drafting Patent Applications After Festo and Johnson & Johnston," MCLE Fifth Annual New England Intellectual Property Conference, June 14, 2002 [article and presentation]; "Patent Portfolio Management and Technical Standard Setting: How To Avoid Loss of Patent Rights," AIPLA, June 8, 2002 [article and presentation]; "When is it Safe to Tout Technology? Avoiding Unintended Patent Consequences Resulting from Premature Announcements," The Journal of Biolaw & Business, 2002, Vol. 3, No. 4. Pp. 47-50; "Global Trademark Protection for Biotech and Life Science Companies: What It Takes to Get Through the Trademark Thicket," The Journal of Biolaw & Business, 2001, Vol. 4, No. 4; "Recent Federal Case Undermines Multi-Filing Patent Strategies: A Routine Foreign Filing Trips Up a Patent Holder," The Journal of Biolaw & Business, 2000, No. 1.; "Inventorship Disputes Vex Biotechnology Industry," The Journal of Biolaw & Business, 1998, No. 4. Panelist and Contributor: Intellectual Property Practice Basics,Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1995-2005 (Chairman, Editor and Contributor); Intellectual Property Conference '98: Patent Litigation and Intellectual Property Rights on the Internet, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1998 (author of "Database Protection: When Is It Merely 'Sweat of the Brow' and When Is Protection Available?"); Protecting Intellectual Property Assets, MCLE, 1995, 1997; Computer and Telecommunications Law Institute, Boston Bar Association, 1995, 1996; Corporate Operations, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1996-2004; Patenting Computer Software, Licensing Executives Society, 1994; Enforcing and Defending Intellectual Property Rights, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1994; Basic Issues in Patent Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1994.

 
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New Obstacles Are Raised to Protecting Computer-Related Inventions
Bruce D. Sunstein, October 30, 2013
Recent court decisions make it more challenging to protect computer-related inventions with patents. On September 5, in the case of Accenture v. Guidewire, the Federal Circuit issued a split decision holding that a computer-related invention was not eligible to be patented.


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