Sharona H. Sternberg

Sharona H. Sternberg

Partner

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Harvard Law School
J.D.
Barnard College
B.A., English, summa cum laude.

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Awards

  • Best Law Firms Standard Badge
  • Rising Stars Sharona Sternberg

Education

  • Harvard Law School J.D.
  • Barnard College B.A., English, summa cum laude.

Profile

Sharona is a Partner at Sunstein. She concentrates in intellectual property litigation and trademark clearance, registration and enforcement. She has been involved in numerous patent, trademark, and trade secret litigations in federal court, including a successful jury trial involving medical device patents. She has also represented multiple clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Prior to joining Sunstein, Sharona worked at an international firm in New York City as a litigation associate with a broad-based general commercial practice including significant intellectual property matters. Her clients have included well-known pharmaceutical, software, medical device, and international e-commerce companies.

Experience

  • Represented a leading generic pharmaceutical company in an ANDA litigation.
  • Represented a large e-commerce company and an international financial services company in domestic and international antitrust investigations.
  • Represented an energy company and a vitamin company in class action suits for securities fraud.
  • Represented pro bono plaintiff in a copyright lawsuit, which culminated in a successful settlement for the client.
  • Advised clients regarding intellectual property protection and antitrust concerns.

Representative cases include:

  • Ingenico Inc. v. IOENGINE, LLC, United States District Court of Delaware
    Sunstein obtained a sweeping jury verdict win in a patent infringement lawsuit for Ingenico Inc., a global provider of point of sale payment terminals, software, and services. Sunstein also filed multiple petitions for inter partes review (IPR), successfully invalidating over 150 of the patent claims in IOENGINE’s three asserted patents.

    The exhaustive discovery process included tens of thousands of documents, 20-plus depositions (including multiple depositions of third parties in Israel), and significant third-party discovery. Notably, Sunstein challenged the methodology by which IOENGINE’s damages expert calculated reasonable royalty damages, prompting the court to exclude the expert’s testimony. After four days of testimony, the jury found that all claims were either not infringed or were invalid.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member of the Women’s Bar Association.

Honors

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ 2023 list in the field of Litigation – Intellectual Property.
  • Selected to Thomson Reuters® Rising Stars list in 2015–2022 in Massachusetts.
  • Named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women of Law for 2022.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Sharona is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York.

Languages

  • Sharona is conversant in Hebrew.

Results

Ingenico Inc. v. IOENGINE, LLC

United States District Court of Delaware

Sunstein obtained a sweeping jury verdict win in a patent infringement lawsuit for Ingenico Inc., a global provider of point of sale payment terminals, software, and services. Sunstein also filed multiple petitions for inter partes review (IPR), successfully invalidating over 150 of the patent claims in IOENGINE’s three asserted patents.

The exhaustive discovery process included tens of thousands of documents, 20-plus depositions (including multiple depositions of third parties in Israel), and significant third-party discovery. Notably, Sunstein challenged the methodology by which IOENGINE’s damages expert calculated reasonable royalty damages, prompting the court to exclude the expert’s testimony. After four days of testimony, the jury found that all claims were either not infringed or were invalid.

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