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  • Education
    • M.B.A., University of Oxford, Hertford College, U.K., 2011
    • J.D., University of New Hampshire; Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2007
    • B.S., cum laude, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 2003, Marine Engineering Systems with a Minor in Electrical Engineering
Suni Sukduang uses his legal and technical knowledge to advise some of the world’s most innovative companies on ways to leverage and protect their intellectual property. 

Suni’s practice involves a broad spectrum of IP law, including advising clients in post-grant proceedings matters related to patents involved in multiparty litigations. Suni has been involved in more than 100 litigation-driven post grant matters including inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews and reexamination proceedings and leverages this practice to provide litigation support in matters before U.S. federal courts and the ITC. 

Additionally, Suni advises companies on IP strategy, development, and monetization. He collaborates with in-house counsel, business executives, and key stakeholders to develop and execute programs to foster innovation, understand competitive landscapes, and how intellectual property can be leveraged to increase shareholder value.    

Suni also advises the venture investment community and early stage companies on a wide range of topics including corporate and IP strategy, due-diligence, and competitive intelligence.  

His practice also includes counseling companies on best practices for defense and enforcement of trade secret rights.  

  • Successfully represented a publicly traded consumer electronics company in multiple post grant proceedings, related to mobile phone features and design resulting in a settlement on favorable terms. 
  • Successfully defended a medical device company in ITC, district court, and multiple post grant proceedings related to sleep apnea devices, resulting in a settlement on favorable terms. 
  • Successfully represented a publicly traded consumer electronics company in multiple post grant proceedings related to graphical user interface design, resulting in a settlement on favorable terms.
  • Successfully defended a privately held and international software company in the favorable resolution of patent infringement claims before U.S. federal courts. 
  • Successfully represented a publicly traded consumer electronics company in multiple post grant proceedings related to antenna design, resulting in a settlement on favorable terms.
  • Successfully represented a publicly traded consumer electronics company in multiple post grant proceedings related to semiconductor design, resulting in a settlement on favorable terms. 
  • Successfully represented a publicly traded consumer electronics company in multiple post grant proceedings related to network infrastructure and design, resulting in a settlement on favorable terms. 
  • Successfully represented a publicly traded energy company in post grant proceedings related to behavioral science in energy consumption. The matter resulted in the Patent Owner entering an adverse judgment against itself. 
  • Successfully represented a retail company in the defense of copyright infringement claims, resulting in a settlement on favorable terms.

Case Study Case Studies
October 19, 2016
Publications & Presentations
An Upward Trajectory, the Meteoric Rise in Reexamination Filings
Co-author
Managing Intellectual Property America's Focus
September 2011
Publications & Presentations
Concurrent Reexaminations as a Strategic Patent Litigation Defense Tool
Co-author
Practicing Law Institute Intellectual Property Course Handbook, at 818-23
September-November 2010
Publications & Presentations
Ride the Reexamination Train
Co-author
Managing Intellectual Property America's Focus
October 2009
Publications & Presentations
An Overview & Primer on the New Rules; The Caution Light at the Intersection of Prosecution & Litigation in the 21st Century
Co-author
The Sedona Conference
2007