Juries. Patents. Success.
A recent patent we obtained for our client Romek Figa, U.S. Patent No. 10,464,794 is directed towards an apparatus for grasping a jar and aiding in lid opening. One or more jaw members, each having a protrusion located within a spiral groove, may be moveably secured to the top housing. The rotation of the top housing causes the jaw members to move radially inward to engage a base of container. The rotation of the top housing in a second direction causes at least one jaw member to move radially outward to disengage with the base of the container.
Sunstein's litigation team won a $14.6 million dollar verdict for patent infringement following a two-week jury trial for client Exergen, the company famous for the temporal artery thermometer.
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.
On behalf of client Sage Therapeutics, Sunstein brought suit against a medical marijuana dispensary using the name Sage Naturals. Sage Therapeutics is committed to developing novel medicines to treat patients suffering from depression and other CNS disorders. Sage Naturals subsequently changed its name to Sira Naturals.
Sunstein successfully defended clients Iatric and CynergisTek in the District Court and Federal Circuit against claims of patent infringement relating to software for detecting fraud and misuse of protected health information. Sunstein's litigation group obtained judgments of patent invalidity under Section 101.
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