Founded in 1979, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP has an outstanding record of important wins for our technology and life sciences clients through litigation, patent prosecution, IP portfolio development and business transactions. The firm serves clients nationwide in diverse industries and technological disciplines, including medical devices, electronics, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, computer software and homeland security. We emphasize early identification of business goals and strategic planning to achieve them. We have a long track record of success in expanding and protecting our clients' patent, trademark and copyright assets.
Patent, Trademark, and other IP litigation
Our trial lawyers excel at all aspects of trial practice and are unwavering in advocating the interests of our clients. We have won multi-million dollar recoveries, obtained emergency injunctive relief, and successfully defended bet-the-company cases. Our deep knowledge of patent and trademark law, technology and science informs our litigation strategy to deliver the results that achieve our clients' business goals. We have had equal experience and success in bringing copyright matters to trial.
Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Development
Our Patent Practice Group includes registered patent attorneys who help our clients create valuable patent portfolios with an eye toward advancing their business objectives. Our patent lawyers offer vast experience prosecuting applications in a wide variety of technical areas, including data communications and networking, computer hardware and software, electronic circuits and systems, electro-mechanical and microprocessor-controlled devices, molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical devices, optics and imaging, x-ray systems, metallurgy, ceramics, magnetic recording, fluid control systems and mechanical devices.
Trademark Portfolio Development
Our attorneys help clients create trademark portfolios to protect their brands and promote their business strategies. We obtain domestic and foreign trademark registrations and enforce and defend our clients' trademark rights in administrative tribunals and courts of law.
Copyright Portfolio Development
We focus our efforts on ensuring that clients properly maintain copyrights and make informed choices as to when to seek copyright protection. Our attorneys assist clients in obtaining federal copyright registrations and in enforcing and defending their copyrights in court.
Business and IP Transactions
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP offers a variety of corporate legal services to businesses. In particular, we help our clients develop business structures that achieve the long-term goals of investors and management. Such planning involves considerations of control, capital formation, taxation, and regulatory and financing issues. Our Business Practice Group leverages our transaction skills with extensive knowledge of intellectual property and technology to promote our clients' business objectives.
Our attorneys excel at representation of our clients in a wide range of general business litigation. We have handled commercial, contract, corporate, health care, insurance, employment, governmental and real estate disputes, as well as general and business torts. We employ a tough-minded, business-oriented approach to the assessment and conduct of litigation and have enjoyed great success in achieving favorable results that meet the business objectives of our clients.