UPDATE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION AT THE U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Friday, April 28, 2017
The ITCTLA sponsored a half-day legal seminar in Chicago on intellectual property litigation at the United States International Trade Commission. The event, co-sponsored with Perkins Coie, LLP and John Marshall Law School, was held on April 27 at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Among those attending and discussing updates to Section 337 Investigations were ITC Commissioner F. Scott Kieff, former Commission Dean Pinkert, Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara, Brian Koo from the ITC Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection attorneys Alan Aprea and Alex Bamiagis and in-house counsel from global corporations Amazon, Google, Baxter Healthcare, Technicolor and SanDisk.
The event, moderated by Perkins Coie partner James Coughlan, included a discussion of the following topics:
- A Comparison of ITC and U.S. District Court Litigation
- Why is IP Litigation at the ITC Increasing?
- Litigating ITC IP Cases From An In-House Perspective
- What Happens After the ITC Issues an Exclusion Order?
- Best Practices and Litigation Advice from ITC Officials
Following the afternoon event, the John Marshall Law School hosted a reception for attendees and participants.