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Dustin H.
Shunta

  • Partner

I specialize in the practical unpacking of complex technical inventions involving advanced computer and electrical concepts, such as artificial intelligence, cryptography, induction, and other various computer and app-related inventions. Strategy, responsiveness and the ability to quickly understand and distill complicated technical details are my core skills, which are reinforced by my passion for robotics and gaming.  

With a deep understanding of complex computer/software and consumer electronics inventions, Dustin Shunta is an intellectual property attorney who focuses on advanced patent preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patents, as well as patent clearance work. Clients range from small and mid-size startups to large laboratories and multi-national corporations. Dustin handles patent portfolio management for a number of large clients. He is versed in copyrights and has experience dealing with the complexities of various open-source licensing issues. 

  • Assists large clientele in mapping and synthesizing their portfolios.
  • Prepares and prosecutes domestic and foreign patent applications for electrical, electro-mechanical and computer-related patents, including wireless power technology, consumer electronics and a large variety of software applications.
  • Prepares, files and prosecutes PCT and US National Stage patent applications.
  • Coordinates foreign patent prosecution throughout the world, including Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan and Thailand.
  • Drafts non-infringement opinions and patentability opinions.
  • Provides IP due diligence, licensing of patent rights, patent portfolio development and management of
  • Assists large clientele in mapping and synthesizing their portfolios.
  • Prepares and prosecutes domestic and foreign patent applications for electrical, electro-mechanical and computer-related patents, including wireless power technology, consumer electronics and a large variety of software applications.
  • Prepares, files and prosecutes PCT and US National Stage patent applications.
  • Coordinates foreign patent prosecution throughout the world, including Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan and Thailand.
  • Drafts non-infringement opinions and patentability opinions.
  • Provides IP due diligence, licensing of patent rights, patent portfolio development and management of general intellectual property counseling to clients in a wide variety of technologies.
  • Knowledgeable about Open Source software licensing and software development.
  • Advises game designers on patents and legal issues.
  • “Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction Issues: SOS,” 31st Annual FBA (Western District of Michigan) Bankruptcy Section Seminar, July 27-28, 2019
  • “Overhaul on Michigan’s New Garnishment Statute,” Employers Association of West Michigan, June 23, 2015
  • “Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction Issues: SOS,” 31st Annual FBA (Western District of Michigan) Bankruptcy Section Seminar, July 27-28, 2019
  • “Overhaul on Michigan’s New Garnishment Statute,” Employers Association of West Michigan, June 23, 2015
  • “Duty to disclose: Federal ruling could reshape patent application process,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, July 2, 2010
  • “Duty to disclose: Federal ruling could reshape patent application process,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, July 2, 2010
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Dustin H.
Shunta

  • Partner
Grand RapidsMuskegon

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I specialize in the practical unpacking of complex technical inventions involving advanced computer and electrical concepts, such as artificial intelligence, cryptography, induction, and other various computer and app-related inventions. Strategy, responsiveness and the ability to quickly understand and distill complicated technical details are my core skills, which are reinforced by my passion for robotics and gaming.  

With a deep understanding of complex computer/software and consumer electronics inventions, Dustin Shunta is an intellectual property attorney who focuses on advanced patent preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patents, as well as patent clearance work. Clients range from small and mid-size startups to large laboratories and multi-national corporations. Dustin handles patent portfolio management for a number of large clients. He is versed in copyrights and has experience dealing with the complexities of various open-source licensing issues. 

  • “Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction Issues: SOS,” 31st Annual FBA (Western District of Michigan) Bankruptcy Section Seminar, July 27-28, 2019
  • “Overhaul on Michigan’s New Garnishment Statute,” Employers Association of West Michigan, June 23, 2015
  • “Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction Issues: SOS,” 31st Annual FBA (Western District of Michigan) Bankruptcy Section Seminar, July 27-28, 2019
  • “Overhaul on Michigan’s New Garnishment Statute,” Employers Association of West Michigan, June 23, 2015
  • “Duty to disclose: Federal ruling could reshape patent application process,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, July 2, 2010
  • “Duty to disclose: Federal ruling could reshape patent application process,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, July 2, 2010