Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

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Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP 

Winning Intellectual Property
Size of Organization: 33
Year Established: 1979
Web Site: http://www.sunsteinlaw.com

Telephone: 617-443-9292
Fax: 617-443-0004



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Business LawCivil Trial Practice
Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition
 
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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.

Business Litigation

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.



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U.S. Federal Litigation Activity
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Highest number of cases by Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP:
Intellectual Property (14 cases in past two years)
U.S. Patent Activity
Source: U.S. Patent Trade Office. Powered by LexisNexis atVantage

Total number of U.S. granted patents by Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP:
176 (in past two years)
Peer Review Ratings

Total number of Peer Review Rated lawyers of Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP: 9
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Total number of Client Reviews for Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP: 1


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Fresh Guidance for Owners of Standard-Essential Patents: Reasonable Royalties Can Be Expected; So Can Penalties if You Overreach
Thomas C. Carey, October 30, 2013
Until recently, thousands of companies had agreed to license their standards-essential patents (SEPs) on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms in the course of participating in standard-setting organizations (SSOs), even though they were uncertain as to how or whether those...

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.

Patent Reexamination Produces Extra-Innings Win in Seesaw Infringement Battle
Meredith Ainbinder, October 30, 2013
This past July, the Federal Circuit delivered a ruling that has defendants in patent infringement lawsuits, business executives and attorneys exploring new ways to wield patent reexaminations as a weapon in hotly contested patent fights.






 

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