Bruce D. Sunstein

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


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.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Business Law
  • Licensing Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
617-443-9292  Phone
617-443-0004  Fax
University Attended:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1965; Indiana University, M.A., 1969
Law School Attended:
University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1973
Year of First admission:
1973, 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
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).
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 27, 1944

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