Scope of Practice

  • Firearms Law ― Mr. Sulzer has expanded the firm’s practice to encompass firearms law and regulation, with particular emphasis on criminal and civil matters involving the defensive use of firearms.  He also represents individuals, firearms manufacturers, and firearms retailers in Second Amendment challenges to state and federal gun control laws and in regulatory disputes involving federal and state firearms regulations.  In recognition of his firearms law expertise, he has been named as an affiliated attorney by the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network, Inc. and the United States Concealed Carry Association.
  • Patent Litigation ― Mr. Sulzer is now Of Counsel to Stein IP LLC, a highly-regarded 14-person intellectual property firm in Washington, D.C.  With support from Stein IP, Mr. Sulzer represents plaintiffs and defendants in trials and appeals in patent litigation in the federal courts nationwide, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Sulzer also has significant experience representing complainants and respondents in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has a track record of success in his clients’ most important patent litigations, including significant victories in bet-the-company disputes.
  • Patent Prosecution and Opinions ― Stein IP is available to represent large and small entities in connection with proceedings conducted in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, including patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as in adversary proceedings such as reexaminations and Covered Business Method proceedings for patentees or their adversaries.  The attorneys at Stein IP have a wealth of experience in the electrical arts, including computer and communication technologies (including wired, wireless, and Internet-related technologies), and encompassing on-line auctions, supply chain networks, and cryptographic protection.  Their experience also includes avionics (communications equipment and airborne lightning detection and mapping) and medical devices such as X-Ray and CT scanning equipment.
  • Antitrust Litigation ― Mr. Sulzer represents plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust disputes in the courts and before the ITC, including trials and appeals. He has successfully handled antitrust cases across a broad range of product and service industries, including gasoline, laser control systems, optical discs, photocopiers, pharmaceutical packaging, and sports governing bodies and standard-setting organizations, among others.  Some of these cases originate in patent disputes, and others are free-standing, non-IP related antitrust disputes.
  • Unfair Competition and General Business Disputes ― Mr. Sulzer also handles unfair competition and general business disputes, including the usual panoply of business torts and breach of contract matters, on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution ― Mr. Sulzer is experienced in arbitrations, mediations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, with a track record of success on behalf of his clients.