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The International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association is dedicated to educating attorneys around the world about Section 337 and the ITC. The ITCTLA has hosted many successful past events with this goal in mind.


ITCTLA, Philadelphia IPLA, and New Jersey IPLA hosted a program at the Georgia Bar Conference Center on May 2, 2019 to discuss developments and finer points of Section 337 law and procedure. Topics on the agenda included Section 337 basics, comparing and contrasting District Court and the ITC, litigating at the ITC as a downstream respondent, and navigating CBP enforcement of IP rights.

The Annual Spring Meeting took place on May 8, 2019.  The guest speaker was Judge Kimberly A. Moore from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


ITCTLA presented at Suffolk University Law School alongside Boston Patent Law Association and Suffolk University Law School on April 13, 2018. Topics include Section 337 basics, best practices, recent developments, ITC’s jurisdiction, and CBP enforcement of IP rights.

Last year’s Annual Fall Meeting took place on November 15, 2018. The afternoon program included an ALJ panel and presentations on: Recent Developments In Domestic Industry, USITC Data Trends, Resolving Section 337 Investigations Before Final Decision, DONALD K. DUVALL MEMORIAL LECTURE: Section 337 Year in Review. Featured keynote speaker Judge Kathleen M. O'Malley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


In April of 2017, the ITCTLA hosted an event at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL. The program included a panel comparing ITC and U.S.D.C litigation, featuring ITC Administrative Law Judge McNamara and U.S. District Court Judge Kendall; one highlighting the advantages of filing at the ITC; discussion of real world experiences litigating IP cases at the ITC, which featured in-house attorneys from Amazon, Baxter Healthcare, and Google; A panel discussing enforcement issues, featuring a presentation from a representation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and a panel on best practices and litigation advice.