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Sunstein Partners Shane Hunter and T.J. Clark to Lead Semiconductor & Microelectronics Industry Group

Sunstein LLP is pleased to announce that Shane Hunter and T.J. Clark will lead Sunstein’s semiconductor and microelectronics industry group in acknowledgment of the growing demand for more U.S.-based innovation, aided by new government incentives such as the Chips and Science Act.

“We are thrilled to have T.J. and Shane lead this initiative for Sunstein,” said managing partner Kerry L. Timbers. “We have always been deeply engaged with a variety of technologies and industries, and recent events, such as the pandemic and the resulting supply chain shortages, highlight the need for more U.S.-led innovation and manufacturing within the semiconductor and microelectronics ecosystem. Providing this additional level of focus and expertise will enable Sunstein’s clients to better manage their IP strategies, creating and unlocking value for the next decade and beyond.”

John W. Powell, Chair of the Patent Practice Group and member of the Management Committee added, “Shane and T.J., with their impressive backgrounds as engineers and skills as attorneys, will greatly complement our firm’s commitment to helping our technology clients leverage their IP portfolios during this exciting renewal of domestic innovation within the semiconductor and microelectronics industries. Because of their collective years of experience within the semi and micro ecosystem, they are well qualified to lead this initiative for Sunstein.”

Shane concentrates his practice on helping companies and individual inventors develop and protect their intellectual property, including enforcement and defense of intellectual property claims. He has experience in all phases of patent prosecution, particularly involving electrical and mechanical devices. Before practicing law, Shane worked as an engineer, designing military and commercial radar antennas at Hughes Aircraft Company’s Antenna Systems Laboratory. He received his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law and his M.S. from UCLA. He received his B.S. (cum laude) from Kettering University.

T.J. focuses his practice on patent prosecution and related intellectual property portfolio counseling in the areas of semiconductor processing, electrical circuits and electro-mechanical systems, software, web-based business methods, and biomedical devices. Prior to his legal career, T.J. worked in various engineering and technical marketing positions at several Massachusetts-based semiconductor capital equipment companies. He also served as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, where he gained extensive experience in the practical application of mechanical, and electrical engineering. T.J. received his J.D. (cum laude) from Suffolk University Law School and his B.S. from the United States Naval Academy.

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