Contributor Profile: Bruce D. Sunstein

Bruce D. Sunstein, author of How Prometheus Has Upended Patent Eligiblity: An Anatomy of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, to be published in Volume 49, Book 1 of the New England Law Review, is Founder and Partner at Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP. He has a B.S. in Humanities (Applied Mathematics and Literature) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. in English from Indiana University, and earned his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 1973. Impressively, he was selected for Best Lawyers in America 2013–2014 and The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the field of Litigation–Intellectual Property. He was also named by Boston magazine as one of the five best intellectual property lawyers.

Bruce Sunstein focuses his practice on intellectual property rights, particularly patents, as well as business representation, serving as an expert witness, and various engagements as an arbitrator. He was admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1974, and since then has obtained a wide range of patents for his clients, ranging from financial trading systems to neuromedical measurement devices. Intellectual property disputes contribute to Bruce D. Sunstein’s expertise as a witness and arbitrator, and he is expected to give patent law expert testimony in antitrust litigation in In re Nexium (Esomeprazole) Antitrust Litigation, scheduled for trial in October 2014. He has also served as an intellectual property law expert in a dispute over Massachusetts’ corporate excise tax liability, which settled during trial.

Beyond the courtroom, Bruce D. Sunstein serves as a mentor for the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, speaks nationally on intellectual property law, and authors numerous publications on intellectual property issues. Further, he was honored with the rare invitation of meeting Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea in May 2013 to participate in “The Leaders’ Meeting for a Creative Economy.”

Bruce D. Sunstein now honors New England Law Review through his feature in Book One, Volume 49. That issue is due to be posted here in early 2015. In addition, watch for the podcast in which he details his piece and related law, which will be available here.

Contributing Editor: Heather Bruha

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