International Trade Commission Section 337 Proceedings
Our IP litigation team has successfully prepared and tried scores of Section 337 investigation trials and hearings before the ITC, relying not only on extensive courtroom experience but on particular knowledge of the ITC’s judges and its rules and procedures. This proven track record and our unique, longstanding relationships with ITC personnel ensure that our lawyers are well suited to meet the high demands of ITC cases and obtain the best possible results for our clients.
Our team includes a former head of the ITC’s Section 337 legal office as well as lawyers who have represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in more than 30 different investigations. Our frequent appearances before the numerous ITC judges give us significant familiarity and knowledge of each judge’s specialized rules for discovery and trial. We also have in-depth experience with a wide range of technologies and products, from chemicals and pharmaceuticals, to semiconductors, software and smartphones.
As part of our extensive experience in successfully litigating ITC cases, we also have worked closely with U.S. Customs officials to implement or enforce ITC exclusion orders. This unique knowledge of international enforcement issues gives our clients the foresight vitally needed in a constantly changing global marketplace.
Until now, the United States Government has reviewed the national security implications of foreign investments in U.S. real estate only when the real estate was associated with the acquisition of ownership or control (albeit with a low standard for control) of a U.S. business. Even in such situations, filings by foreign investors with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIU [...]