Bruce D Sunstein

Patent Attorney at Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

Bruce D Sunstein is the founder of Boston law firm Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP. His practice focuses on the development, management and monetisation of IP portfolios. Patents issuing on applications on which Mr Sunstein has worked have led to eight and nine-figure infringement awards. He has served as an expert witness, a mediator and a special master in a range of IP disputes. He is a frequent lecturer in IP matters and has authored numerous papers on IP subjects.

Mr Sunstein provides strategic advice for developing and enforcing IP rights and for structuring technology-based business transactions. He provides representation in inter partes review proceedings, ex parte re-examinations and patent appeals to the PTAB and the Federal Circuit.

He has been named by the publishers of Law & Politics and Boston magazine as among the top 100 lawyers in Massachusetts. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® in the field of intellectual property – litigation. He has also been named in the Super Lawyers® list in the practice area of intellectual property in Massachusetts.

His practice involves computer hardware and software, including business methods and AI, quantum computing, optical and x-ray systems, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, bioinformatics, electronic circuits and systems, communications and speech, and mechanical devices. Mr Sunstein is a named co-inventor of a cannulated screw system for use in knee surgery, Patent 9,452,007, and a business method for assisting in the prevention of identity theft, Patent 6,985,887.

Mr Sunstein holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (BS), Indiana University (MA) and the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (JD). He also serves as a mentor for start-up companies in the MIT venture mentoring service.

Professional associations

  • AIPLA
  • BPLA
  • IEEE

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Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
125 Summer Street
Boston MA 2110-1618
United States

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