Firms To Watch: Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)

New York-based Scott Bornstein and Joshua Raskin along with Richard Harris in the Chicago office combine intricate section 337 expertise with broad litigation experience at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, to represent clients in ITC proceedings. The group represents domestic and foreign clients from a diverse range of industry sectors, including major names Samsung and LG Electronics.

Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission) in United States

DLA Piper LLP (US)

The patent litigation practice at DLA Piper LLP (US) has widespread expertise in the ITC field, routinely leading cases for blue-chip clients including Toyota, Dell, Lenovo, and Motorola. The team has notably represented Microsoft in a number of ITC cases, and boasts an impressive success rate. Erin Gibson is the chair of the practice, operating out of the firm’s San Diego office, with US chair of the wider intellectual property and technology practice Sean Cunningham in the same location. Two further heads of the team, Gina Durham and Michael Sitzman, also operate out of California, in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices respectively. Helena Kiepura completes the leadership of the team, having been appointed to vice chair of the ITC practice. Silicon Valley-based Mark Fowler is another key figure in the team, acting as lead counsel for many technology and medical device companies.

Practice head(s):

Erin Gibson; Helena Kiepura; Sean Cunningham; Gina Durham; Michael Sitzman

Other key lawyers:

Mark Fowler; Matthew Satchwell; Brian Erickson; Paul Steadman


‘Mr. Matthew Satchwell of DLA Piper. His performance of, especially, negotiation with plaintiff’s counsel and kind communication  is excellent. He has successful results in every case.’

‘First and foremost, I think what makes this practice unique compared to other firms is its focus. Discussions are very focused, and messages from the team are direct, clear and no-nonsense. Other strengths – service (all attorneys I’ve worked with have been fully available at all hours), business perspectives (Matt Satchwell in particular always takes a broad view with strategic, long-term-big-picture outcomes in mind), and technical skill (Gianni Minutoli comes to mind).

‘Matt Satchwell is truly a pleasure to work with. Always available and always takes a broad view with a strategic, long-term-big-picture outcomes in mind. Delivers clear, direct messages effectively. Says what need to be said without sugar-coating. Technically strong. No-nonsense approach and sensitive to budgeting issues.’

‘Patent litigation, including ITC – Excellent team; always more prepared and more thoughtful than opponent. Win because they do a better job than opponent. Patient and responsive to client demands.’


Key clients

NXP Semiconductors N.V. and NXP USA Inc., Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc., Future Electronics, Mouser Electronics Inc., Mazda Motor Corporation, Mazda North American Operations and Mazda Motor of America, Inc.

Lenovo Group Ltd., Lenovo (United States) Inc. and Motorola Mobility LLC

Honeywell International, Inc.

Toyota Motor Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, DENSO CORPORATION, DENSO TEN Limited, and Japan Radio Co. Ltd.

Lenovo Group Limited, Lenovo (United States), Inc., Motorola Mobility LLC, and Microsoft Corporation

Lenovo Group Ltd., Lenovo (United States) Inc., Motorola Mobility LLC, LG Electronics, Dell, Samsung Electronics

Arlo Technologies, Inc.

Kioxia Corporation, Kioxia America, Inc., DENSO Corporation, and Silicon Laboratories, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented NXP Semiconductors N.V. and NXP USA Inc. and their distributors in six patent-infringement lawsuits filed in multiple venues, including the US International Trade Commission and the District of Delaware.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP offers a team of experienced patent litigators with impressive ITC expertise, frequently representing major companies in high-profile litigation. Notable cases from the last year include achieving a favorable settlement for Jaguar Land Rover, successfully asserting five patents against The Chamberland Group on behalf of the Overhead Door Corporation, and representing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company in an investigation linked to advanced semiconductor technology that is set to have industry-wide effects. Based in Washington DC, Bert Reiser and Jamie Underwood co-chair the ITC practice, both widely lauded for their expertise and litigious capabilities. Also based in Washington, Maximilian Grant, and Michael David are integral to the team, as is Douglas Lumish, who operates out of the firm’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices.

Practice head(s):

Bert Reiser; Jamie Underwood

Other key lawyers:

Maximilian Grant; Michael David; Douglas Lumish

Key clients

Altria Client Services LLC; Philip Morris USA, Inc. Altria Group, Inc; Philip Morris International Inc.; and Philip Morris Products SA

Peloton Interactive, Inc

Jaguar Land Rover

Velodyne LiDAR

Comcast Corporation; Comcast Cable Communications, LLC; and NBCUniversal Media

The Overhead Door Corporation and GMI Holdings, Inc.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

The practice at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP represents complainants and respondents in ITC cases, with significant experience in section 337 patent infringement matters. The team handles matters in a range of sectors including pharma, sportswear, wireless networks, solar panels, gaming consoles, wind turbines, and robot vacuums, amongst others. Smith R. Brittingham IV co-heads the team, with extensive of ITC experience and direct involvement in a significant number of ITC investigations. Elizabeth Niemeyer is the other head of the team, representing international and domestic clients in ITC proceedings, federal district courts, and before the Patent and Trademark Office. Washington DC-based Mareesa Frederick is integral to the team, with extensive experience across a wide range of technologies.

Practice head(s):

Smith Brittingham IV; Elizabeth Niemeyer

Other key lawyers:

Lionel Lavenue; Kara Specht; Mareesa Frederick


‘Finnegan is an IP-only boutique, so the entire firm is a competence powerhouse for all IP matters. We entrust them with our US patent litigation. They manage each case perfectly (but differently), with a clear focus on the client’s needs, demands and expectations. They lighthandedly adapt their case strategy to the most unexpected situations, including, but not limited to, managing all aspects of international and cross-border litigation perfectly well. Most importantly: Finnegan provides us with a winning team. They will not give up until a case is won.’

‘Regarding ITC cases in particular, which can be extremely demanding, Finnegan certainly is able to provide the number of resources required for each case. This is because everyone there is already an IP expert, so they can easily add new competent team members as required.’

‘Lionel Lavenue is an extremely smart and experienced lead partner. Great patent attorney with impressive technical competencies. Our outside impression is that he leads his case teams extremely well, and his staff enjoys working with him. We certainly do.’

‘Smith R. Brittingham IV: Nobody knows the ITC better than he does.’

‘Kara Specht is a supersmart junior partner with incredible oversight.’

Key clients

Ajinomoto Co Inc

BMW Group

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

Gamevice, Inc

MediaTek Inc

REC Americas LLC


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Inc

Swedish Match North Europe AB

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd

US Synthetic

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc

Wuhan Healthgen Biotechnology Corp

Work highlights

  • Represented Ajinomoto in an extremely rare biotech investigation at the ITC and related matters at the PTAB involving patents related to genetically modified organisms and the use thereof to make commercial quantities of tryptophan.
  • Represented BMW of North America, LLC and BMW in proceedings against Arigna, who alleged that BMW infringed two of its semiconductor patents and aimed to ban the importation and sale of several hybrid and electric BMW vehicles into the United States.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

The intellectual property practice group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP is highly active in the International Trade Commission, representing complainants and respondents. The team is experienced, frequently seeing success in ITC proceedings, with particular knowledge of specific procedural rules and challenges facing parties based in the ITC. The team works on matters spanning industries, recently successfully representing Pegasus Partners’ company Global Value Lighting in industry-wide patent litigation. Also of interest are mutli-disciplinary matters, including competition-related issues, reflected in the firm’s offensive and defensive patent representation for iFit. In Washington DC, Paul Brinkman is a key lawyer in the team, with a track record of success at the ITC. Also of note are Gregory Arovas in New York, Gregg LoCascio, and Chicago-based Jay Emerick.

Other key lawyers:

Paul Brinkman; Gregory Arovas; Gregg LoCascio; Jay Emerick

Key clients

AutoStore Technology

Heineken International B.V. et. al.

iRobot Corporation

Intel Corporation

Lighting Science Group Corp.

Kapsch TrafficCom/EZPass

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Porsche Cars North America; Porsche AG

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

TCL Electronics

Levi Snotherly & Schaumberg, PLLC

The ITC practice at Levi Snotherly & Schaumberg, PLLC is headed up by the vastly experienced trio of Rett Snotherly, 'savant' Benjamin Levi, and Tom Schaumberg, who have enormous expertise dealing with section 337 proceedings before the ITC. The team has an impressive list of clients across diverse industries. including Manamed, Medline, and Keystone Automotive Industries.

Practice head(s):

Rett Snotherly; Benjamin Levi; Tom Schaumberg


Extremely knowledgeable of the ITC Arena.

Ben Levi is a savant when it comes to ITC cases.

Key clients

Manamed, Inc.

Medline Industries LP

Grandway Healthcare Ltd.

LKQ Corporation

Keystone Automotive Industries

Enel Green Power

Polsinelli PC

January 2023 saw Polsinelli PC hire a team of specialist trade lawyers from now-dissolved AMS Trade LLP,  bringing long-standing Section 337-related expertise. Attorneys in the team are commended for being ‘very dedicated to the work,’ and ‘very familiar with the rules and practices surrounding the proceedings’, combining a nationwide reach with extensive specialist in-house patent expertise. Washington DC-based Deanna Tanner Okun leads the team, an expert in ITC and section 337-related matters. All based in Washington, key lawyers Louis S. Mastriani, Daniel Smith, Lauren Peterson, and Lydia C. Pardini are among those bringing their expertise to the newly established group.

Practice head(s):

Deanna Tanner Okun

Other key lawyers:

Louis S Mastriani, Daniel Smith, Lauren Peterson, Lydia C. Pardini


‘We have worked with different US law firms in 337 investigations. Compared with others, the team is more experienced. The lawyers are very dedicated to the work. Lauren Peterson is very familiar with the rules and practices surrounding the proceedings, and she always provides the most appropriate strategy to address the need of clients.’

‘Since 337 investigations often involve complex technology, lawyers need to work with experts and law firms with different backgrounds. Lauren Peterson is very cooperative in various cases in which we worked together.


Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP has impressive patent litigation capabilities, representing clients in domestic and international patent disputes in state and district courts, the ITC, and federal courts. Notable matters during 2022 include representing Qualcomm in a dispute against Apple, p, and securing a $1.1 billion verdict for Caltech, also against Apple. Similarly of note, the team represented Samsung against Huawei in a cross-licensing dispute and successfully preventing Huawei from enforcing an adverse judgment. Charles Verhoeven in San Francisco and Dave Nelson in Chicago co-chair the firm’s national IP litigation practice, with Victoria Maroulis and Kevin Johnson in Silicon Valley, and Dominic Cerrito in New York also very active in the practice. Based in Washington DC, Alex Lasher plays a key role in the firm’s Section 337 practice, with lengthy experience acting before the ITC.

Practice head(s):

Charlie Verhoeven; Dave Nelson

Other key lawyers:

Alex Lasher; Victoria Maroulis; Dominic Cerrito; Edward DeFranco; Tigran Guledjian; Sean Pak

Key clients

Zebra Technologies Corporation and Symbol Technologies, Inc.

Verkada, Inc.

MediaTek Inc. and MediaTek USA Inc.

Hanwha Q CELLS and Hanwha Solutions Corporation

Samsung Electronics and Samsung Electronics America

AliveCor, Inc.

Qualcomm Inc.

Cree Lighting and Cree, Inc.

Juul Labs, Inc.

Google LLC

Medytox Inc.


Work highlights

  • Represented MediaTek in global dispute against fellow semiconductor giant NXP.
  • Represented AliveCor in a dispute against Apple.
  • Represented Google against Sonos’ repeated but unsuccessful attempts to disrupt Google’s hardware business.

Baker Botts L.L.P.

The intellectual property department at Baker Botts L.L.P. has a strong ITC practice, handling complex matters in front of the Commission. The majority of the attorneys within the team have been active on ITC matters, and possess technical degrees spanning most technological areas. High-profile, high-value, and highly complex work is routinely managed for clients including FUJIFILM Corporation, Dell, Samsung, and Motorola. Washington DC-based Lisa Kattan chairs the ITC practice alongside co-chairs Robert Scheinfeld, based in New York, and Christa Brown-Sanford, operating out of Dallas.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Kattan; Robert Scheinfeld; Christa Brown-Sanford

Other key lawyers:

Katharine Burke; Robert Maier


‘This team includes former ITC attorneys who know the agency well. Lisa Kattan is a great asset.’

‘Lisa Kattan knows the ins and outs of the ITC well, including the ALJs and staff. She was a tremendous asset if our recent ITC litigation, and a highly effective advocate.’

‘Lisa Kattan is a leading ITC practitioner.’


Key clients

Brother Industries Ltd.

CMC Materials, Inc.

Kiss Nail Products, Inc., CVS Health Corporation, Ulta Beauty, Inc. and Walmart Inc.


FUJIFILM Corporation

Oxford Nanopore Technologies



DISH Network

Motorola Solutions


Work highlights

  • Represented DISH Technologies L.L.C. and Sling TV L.L.C. at the International Trade Commission, arguing that the workout technology imported by fitness companies Peloton, iFit and Lululemon’s subsidiary Mirror infringe patents held by DISH Network on content streaming systems.

King & Spalding LLP

The Section 337 practice at King & Spalding LLP works increasingly for complainants, protecting domestic US innovators from unfair import competition. Recent prominent matters include representing Causam Enterprises in a six-patent ITC investigation regarding smart thermostats and load control switches and representing Advanced Silicon Group Technologies LLC and Advanced Silicon Group, also in a six-patent ITC investigation. Jeffrey Telep leads the team out of the firm’s Washington DC office, bringing long-standing experience litigating high-profile disputes at the ITC. DC-based Chris Campbell, a first chair trial lawyer regularly representing clients in complex patent infringement litigation, and associate Brian Hill are both integral to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Telep

Other key lawyers:

Chris Campbell; Brian Hill; Britton Davis; Katherine Vessels


‘I believe Jeff Telep and Brian Hill have a first-rate knowledge of Section 337 practice and perform admirably for their clients.

‘Jeff Telep is thoughtful, articulate, and knowledgeable. He is not a gun-slinger and seeks solutions, short of trial, when available.’

‘Brian Hill has a comprehensive understanding of Section 337 law and precedent and complements Jeff Telep’s capabilities.’

Key clients

Causam Enterprises

Advanced Silicon Group Technologies LLC

EMD Serono

F5 Networks



Criterion Technology, Inc.

Amtech Systems LLC

Trive Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Represented Causam Enterprises in a six-patent ITC investigation that went to trial against multiple importers of smart thermostats and load control switches using demand response technology.
  • Represented Advanced Silicon Group Technologies LLC and its sister company, Advanced Silicon Group, Inc. (collectively “ASG”), in a six-patent ITC investigation that went to trial against multiple Chinese and Korean manufacturers and importers of solar cells and modules.
  • Represented EMD Serono in a Section 337 complaint on infringing gray market and falsely advertised imports of IVF products, which were exported by a number of Turkish pharmacies and imported by end users in the United States.

Morrison Foerster

Morrison Foerster acts on complex ITC investigations for complainants and respondents, giving the team intricate knowledge of the process. The firm has a wide range of intellectual property litigators and patent attorneys with strong knowledge of the tech sector, strengthened by the merger of the firm with IP boutique Durie Tangri in December 2022. The last year has seen the team successfully secure victories for Renesas Electronics Corporation, and for Celanese in a multi-patent infringement dispute. Mark Whitaker, based in the firm’s Washington DC office, has longstanding experience in high-stakes patent litigation, focusing predominantly on semiconductors, photo/optical technologies, chemicals, and database analytics. Brian Busey also based in Washington DC is another integral member to the team, focusing on complex IP disputes.

Practice head(s):

Mark Whitaker

Other key lawyers:

Brian Busey


‘Morrison & Foerster has a top-tier section 337 practice, with excellent patent and ITC practitioners. They are involved in most of the important cases pending at the ITC.’

‘Brian Busey in particular is especially knowledgeable about ITC practice and procedure.’


Key clients


Renesas Electronics

Work highlights

  • Represented Renesas Electronics Corporation in the ITC, with the ITC affirming the presiding administrative law judge’s finding that there was no violation of Section 337 with respect to all four patents asserted by Broadcom against Renesas and Renesas’s direct and indirect customers, including Toyota.
  • Representing Celanese in a multi-patent infringement dispute against Anhui Jinhe Industrial, a Chinese manufacturer of high-potency sweeteners.
  • Represented respondents Renesas Electronics Corp. and Renesas Electronics America Inc. in an ITC investigation initiated by Neodron Ltd. of Ireland.

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

The intellectual property and tech practice at O'Melveny & Myers LLP has a full service patent litigation team, working coast-to-coast across industries including hardware, software, augmented reality, streaming video, e-commerce, digital technology, and pharma. Key clients of the group include a number of blue-chip global names, such as the likes of Google LLC, Samsung Electronics, and Advanced Micro Devices, showing the technological prowess of the teams. The team has continued to see growth, with the addition of Gregory Morris to the New York office, joining from Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in August 2022.  Los Angeles-based Ryan Yagura is the practice group head, with Sean Trainor leading the ITC patent litigation practice out of the firm’s Washington DC office.

Practice head(s):

Ryan Yagura; Sean Trainor

Other key lawyers:

Darin Snyder; Nick Whilt

Key clients

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc

Google LLC

Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Samsung in two ITC Section 337 investigations against Solas OLED, including one that went through a full hearing on the merits before favorably settling the day before a decision was expected.
  • Represented Google in an ITC Section 337 investigation against Arigna Technology Limited involving allegations directed at mobile devices, including the Pixel 5, that incorporate certain Qualcomm components preinstalled in certain Google mobile devices.
  • Representing Google and Samsung in an ITC Section 337 investigation against AGIS involving Find My Device and Google Maps location sharing applications and potentially hundreds of Google and Samsung products.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has had a busy year in the ITC arena, active concurrently in a number of major investigations, most notably representing Sonos in a landmark victory against Google, with Google found to have infringed five of the Sonos patents at hand. Another prominent victory was achieved for Realtek Semiconductor against Koninklijke Philips. The appellate team at the firm has recently been getting increasingly involved with the ITC team. The leadership of the team is based in California, with Clement Seth Roberts in San Francisco, and Alyssa Caridis in Los Angeles. Jordan Coyle in Washington DC is vital to the ITC practice, significantly having expanded the volume and profile of the firm’s work.

Practice head(s):

Clem Roberts; Alyssa Caridis

Other key lawyers:

Jordan Coyle


‘The team at Orrick was well staffed, efficient and knowledgeable. A matter before the ITC was new for our Company and the work of these great professionals helped ease any concerns. Billing was efficient as possible in these situations and the team was very proactive to any cost concerns on the horizon. The entire experience was positive including the end result, which was fantastic.’

‘A great team at Orrick lead by Jordan Coyle. Jordan is an exceptional attorney specializing in matters before the ITC. In a unique but critical matter for the Company, Jordan and the team were patient and thorough in explaining the intricacies of ITC procedure and always one step ahead of our adversary. In a must win litigation, Jordan and the team delivered a knock out victory.’

‘Jordan Coyle leads Orrick’s ITC practice and is not only great to work with but also exhibits a mastery of the subject matter that few in the industry possess.’

‘Jordan Coyle’s understanding of case precedent as well as his ability to roll up his sleeves and get into the minutiae of the investigation is commendable. He knows the case instead and out by the time trial starts.’

‘The team is competent and experienced in ITC procedures.’

Key clients

Sonos, Inc.

Micron Technology, Inc.

Realtek Semiconductor

Altice USA, Inc.

Loeffler Randall

Hella Corporate Center USA

Delta Electronics, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Sonos against Google in the ITC, which found all five Sonos patents valid and infringed, forcing Google to abandon the infringing technology.
  • Represented Micron it in its ITC case against Bell Semiconductor.
  • Represented Realtek Semiconductor in the ITC following a trial in 2021 against Koninklijke Philips.

Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP has vast experience at the ITC, with attorneys who familiar with the intricacies of the proceedings. The global nature of the firm and international capabilities make it a strong choice for multi-forum proceedings, with vast experience also in acting on parallel ITC and PTAB proceedings. The team has seen significant victories including for Roku against Universal Electronics, NetApp against Proven Networks, and Marvell against Bell Semiconductor. Steven Pepe in New York is the intellectual property litigation practice head, with great experience litigating multijurisdictional and complex patent infringement cases. Matthew Rizzolo in Washington DC leads the firm’s ITC practice, frequently working with tech companies to defend clients from infringement claims. Silicon Valley-based Andrew Thomases is another key figure in the team – a first chair trial lawyer with deep experience litigating complex patent cases.

Practice head(s):

Steven Pepe; Matt Rizzolo

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Thomases

Key clients

Roku, Inc.

NetApp Inc.

CJ CheilJedang

RAB Lighting Inc.

MACOM Technology Solutions, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Roku in its ITC investigation against Universal Electronics.
  • Represented NetApp in a patent-based ITC investigation filed by Proven Networks.
  • Represented CJ CheilJedang in ending its six-year dispute against competitor Ajinomoto in the ITC and Southern District of New York regarding methods of producing tryptophan.


Akin represents domestic and international leading tech and life science companies in prominent patent cases before the ITC, routinely providing section 337 related advice to international trade clients. A standout case in 2022 was the team’s representation of Greentank in complex proceedings relating to oil vaporization products. Based in Philadelphia, Steve Maslowski co-heads the team, with a focus on life sciences litigation. Cono Carrano, based in the firm’s Washington DC office, also leads the team, with litigation experience focused on semiconductors, electronics, software, wireless, and optics. Other key figures in the team include David Vondle and Ryan Stronczer, both based in Washington.

Practice head(s):

Steve Maslowski; Cono Carrano

Other key lawyers:

David Vondle; Ryan Stronczer

Key clients


Greentank Technologies Corp.

3M Company

PMI Global Services

Synaptics Incorporated

Code Corporation

Brady Corporation

Work highlights

  • Representing VIZIO in Certain Smart Televisions, Investigation No. 337-TA-1338, in a case filed by Maxell Ltd involving patents covering video displays, user profiles and other features.
  • Representing Greentank Technologies Corporation, who was named as a respondent in a Section 337 complaint filed at the ITC captioned Certain Oil-Vaping Cartridges, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same, filed by Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited.

Bartkowski PLLC

The intellectual property practice at Bartkowski PLLC represents complainants and respondents, with a focus on companies seeking protection from infringing imports. Virginia-based Paul Bartkowski, the founding partner of the firm is adept at navigating complex procedures and regulations at the ITC. Notable clients of the firm include major players across diverse industries such as Lashify, KIA America, and Hyundai America. Associate Thomas Burns , based in McLean, has great experience litigating before the ITC, and is key to the team.

Practice head(s):

Paul Bartkowski

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Burns


‘Paul’s practice is unique in that his firm is a small independent practice in the highly specialized Section 337 area. The size of his firm gives him flexibility in taking on a variety of types of matters for a variety of clients of all sizes. Paul previously worked at the ITC which administers Section 337 so he knows the law and the decision-makers very well. Another differentiator for the firm is that Paul keeps a CPA on staff to help with difficult economic and accounting calculations and problems that often arise in Section 337.’

‘Paul knows the ITC and its precedenta very well and he knows the unwritten rules from his time working at the ITC.’

‘Paul Bartkowski has extensive experience litigating intellectual property matters at the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), and also at U.S. Customs & Border protection. His experience includes experience in the General Counsel’s office at the USITC. This gives Paul and his team unique insights into the inner workings of the USITC and also Customs. Compared to other firms, few firms have this depth of knowledge and capability. Paul’s unique experience allows him to provide excellent advice to clients to help them make the best decisions possible.’

‘Unique because of the small, nimble size of the firm, Paul’s previous experience at both the ITC and a top-ranked boutique (AMS), because they’re not afraid to take challenging cases and work them all the way through to a final decision.’

‘Paul is a very talented ITC attorney: he knows the law and procedures as well as anyone, he’s a confident professional, and he finds creative solutions/approaches to the cases he works on.’

‘This practice is unique in that clients have the benefit of expertise on par with larger law firms, while benefitting from the personal touch and lower rates of a smaller office.’

‘Bartkowski PLLC is a great value for the high level of expertise provided. They are also very scalable in a co-counsel role to suit the needs of the case.’

‘Paul Bartkowski is very responsive and is knowledgeable about cutting-edge ITC issues.’

Key clients

Lashify, Inc.

Monsta Athletics, LLC

Hyper Ice, Inc.

Broadband iTV, Inc.

GMG Products, LLC

Kia America, Inc. and Kia Corporation

Hyundai Motor America, Inc. and Hyundai Motor Company

Overhead Door Corporation and GMI Holdings Inc.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Xylem, Inc.

Suzhou ELE Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Hyper Ice in demonstrating that the client maintains a protected domestic industry with respect to its percussive massagers, resulting in issuance of a General Exclusion Order in Investigation No. 337-TA-1206.
  • Assisted GMG Products in its successful effort to obtain a ruling of non-infringement regarding its modified grill system after issuance of an exclusion order in Investigation No. 337-TA-1237.
  • Represented Monsta Athletics in Investigation No. 337-TA-1283, in which Easton Diamond Sports dropped its ITC case against Monsta during the discovery period.

Crowell & Moring LLP

The team at Crowell & Moring LLP is widely lauded for its technology expertise, with attorneys with specific experience across computers and digital electronics, telecoms, transportation control systems, and automotives, as well as pharma and life sciences. The group has extensive experience litigating domestic industry and public interest issues, and is proficient in advising on US customs law, and understanding post-remedy enforcement procedures. The leadership of the team is split three ways between Katie Clune, Josh Pond, and Lyle Vander Schaaf, all based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Katie Clune; Josh Pond; Lyle Vander Schaaf

Key clients

TCL Technology Group

Shenzhen Smoore Technology Ltd.

Graco Children’s Products

Wonderland Nursery Goods

Schumacher Electric Corporation & Schumacher Power Technology (Binhai) Co., LTd.

VWR International

Bijora Inc. d/b/a/ AKIRA Brands

Dana Inc.

Siemens Industries, Inc. and Siemens AG

Avantor Performance Materials

Husch Blackwell LLP

Husch Blackwell LLP‘s ITC practice operates largely out of Kansas City and Washington DC, where many major ITC litigation players are located. The ITC practice works as part of a wider international trade team of the firm, allowing the individuals access to broader expertise.  The work of the team spans industries, with clients including leaders in the biotech, automotive, shoe manufacturing, and vaping cartridge spaces,. ‘Thoughtful attorney and solid litigator’ Beau Jackson acts on some of the most prominent ITC cases, notably representing Ventria Bioscience in a matter with intricate trade and IP issues across the United States and China. St Louis-based Jennifer Hoekel is also of note, as a talented first-chair intellectual property trial lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Beau Jackson

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Hoekel


‘Husch Blackwell’s practice is unique because they bring strong ITC and patent litigation experience from a lower cost platform in the midwest.’

‘The main ITC litigator at the firm is Beau Jackson, a thoughtful attorney and solid litigator. Beau’s client demeanor, and his litigation approach, is consistent with his midwest location. He is decent and polite in both regards, and is generally well-liked.’


Key clients

Ventria Bioscience Inc.

Laird Connectivity Inc.

Clore Automotive, LLC

Halo2Cloud, LLC; ZAGG Inc.; QVC, Inc.

The Calico Group Inc.

Mould Industria de Matrizes Ltda., d/b/a/ Boaonda

Dometic Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Ventria Bioscience in the Commission’s review of its previous determination, affirming that Wuhan Healthgen Biotechnology Corp. and its distributors violated U.S. trade law by importing and selling products that infringe Ventria’s patent.
  • Represented Laird Connectivity Inc in securing an ITC ruling that the client did not violate Section 337 of the Tariff Act in relation to imported products alleged to infringe on wireless module patents.
  • Represented multiple respondents accused of patent infringement by the complainant, The NOCO Company.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

The intellectual property team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP represents clients in complex IP disputes before the ITC, acting for clients across industry sectors including consumer products, tech, energy, and life sciences. In addition to domestic clients, the team often acts for international clients, with offices across Europe and Asia. In a standout mandate, 2022 saw the group representing General Electric Company and Consumer Lighting in complex matters related to LED packaging technology. The last year has seen significant growth in the team, with Manita Rawat and Daniel Tarr joining from Duane Morris LLP in September 2022. Eric Namrow, based in Washington DC, is the chair of the ITC practice, with experience litigating section 337 investigations. Stephanie Roberts, based in the Washington DC office is a key figure in the team.

Practice head(s):

Eric Namrow

Other key lawyers:

Manita Rawat; Daniel Tarr; Stephanie Roberts

Key clients

General Electric Company and Consumer Lighting

Zebra Technologies Corporation

Boviet Solar Technology Co. Ltd., Boviet Renewable Power LLC, and Boviet Solar USA Ltd. (collectively, Boviet) and Ningbo Boway Alloy Material Co. Ltd. (Boway)

Iljin Diamond

One World Technologies, Inc. and Techtronic Power Tools Technology Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented General Electric Company and Consumer Lighting in three complex cases regarding LED packaging technology.
  • Represented Hewlett Packard Enterprise/Aruba, NETGEAR, and CommScope (including ARRIS and Ruckus), in a complex patent case involving wireless networking and routing technology, in which the ITC affirmed an administrative law judge’s earlier finding that our clients did not infringe various computer gear patents and did not violate Section 337.
  • Represented Iljin Diamond and five of its global subsidiaries in a high-profile, multipatent litigation at the ITC against allegations of patent infringement brought by US Synthetic, involving multiple co-respondents and intense discovery.

Paul Hastings LLP

Paul Hastings LLP advises clients on prominent, complex matters, frequently appearing in the ITC and securing victories. Lawyers at the firm have an intricate knowledge of the working of the ITC, and standout experience in litigation, representing both complainants and respondents. Washington DC's  Kecia Reynolds leads the team, a former ITC government attorney, who has great experience appearing before the ITC. Naveen Modi in Washington DC, and New York based Bruce Wexler  and Eric Dittmann are all key lawyers in the team.

Practice head(s):

Kecia Reynolds

Other key lawyers:

Naveen Modi; Bruce Wexler; Eric Dittmann

Key clients

Stanley Black and Decker Inc.

IKEA Supply AG, IKEA U.S. Retail LLC, and IKEA of Sweden AB

Precision Holdings USA Inc. and Innovamed Health LLC

Work highlights

  • Representing Stanley Black and Decker Inc. in the ITC investigation No. 337-TA-1221 – Certain Electronic Stud Finders, Metal Detectors and Electronic Scanners.
  • Representing IKEA Supply AG, IKEA U.S. Retail LLC, and IKEA of Sweden AB in the ITC investigation No. 337-TA-1220 Certain Filament Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing Same (II).
  • Representing Innovamed Health LLC and Precision Holdings USA Inc. in a patent infringement dispute against ManaMed Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas and a concurrent investigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission.