Section 337 and the U.S. International Trade Commission

Deanna Okun,
Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP
Lauren Peterson, Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP
Tom Schaumberg, Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP

Join us on October 19, 2021 for a discussion on Section 337 and the U.S. International Trade Commission, led by Deanna Tanner Okun, Lauren E. Peterson, and Tom M. Schaumberg of Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP. 

Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) provide a powerful tool for intellectual property rights holders in the United States to protect their IP against infringement in importation. 

Navigate this intersection of international trade and intellectual property with this presentation from experienced attorneys at Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP. They will cover an overview of Section 337, benefits to litigating at the ITC rather than in federal district court, the Commission’s recent efforts to expedite proceedings in the interest of conserving resources, and some recent trends and developments.

We anticipate 1.0 hour of CLE in Ohio.  

Register here by October 16th at noon.

About the Speakers:

Deanna Tanner Okun is an international trade lawyer providing legal and strategic international trade policy advice to steer companies through the intersection where innovation confronts barriers, such as intellectual property theft, unfair trade practices, or regulatory hurdles. She is the managing partner at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP. Deanna’s practice involves all aspects of unfair trade litigation and trade remedy advocacy.  Her Section 337 work includes all stages of litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) from pre-institution consultation to post-remedy enforcement with Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Lauren E. Peterson is an international trade and intellectual property attorney focusing her practice on Section 337 unfair competition investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). She represents clients in a diverse assortment of industries, including steel, pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, barbeque grills, consumer lighting, footwear, computers, flash memory devices, hospital beds, and office machines. She has handled claims involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, false designation of origin, and antitrust violations.

Tom M. Schaumberg has litigated Section 337 unfair competition cases for over 40 years before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Tom has long been involved in shaping policies that have an impact on Section 337. Currently, he is focusing on issues that have arisen under Section 337 with respect to non-practicing entities and standard-setting organizations. 

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