ITC Section 337 Litigation

Our lawyers possess the frontline ITC experience, along with the necessary technical depth and high-stakes IP litigation capability, to successfully navigate the challenges of an ITC investigation

Why Cooley
  • Distinct advantage of having a former senior investigative trial lawyer with the ITC on the Cooley team who was a seasoned trial partner at a national law firm prior to joining the ITC 
  • Litigated 35+ high-stakes ITC Section 337 investigations over the past decade, including 15 investigations over the past few years
  • Named one of the most active ITC and patent litigation practices in the US by Corporate Counsel magazine
  • Proven track record of success navigating the challenges of Section 337 investigations, including at trial
  • ITC clients in recent years have included Nintendo, HTC, Motorola Mobility, Qualcomm, Varian Medical Systems, Neptune Biorresources, Jawbone, Guess?
  • Unique perspective of the inner workings and internal landscape of the ITC and a strong understanding of the nuances of Section 337 investigations
  • Excellent working relationships with OUII staff attorneys
  • Member of the team currently serves on the executive committee of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association (ITCTLA), the primary organization for private practitioners and in-house lawyers that meet regularly to review developments affecting Section 337 investigations
  • Extensive knowledge of the administrative law judges’ tendencies on motions and substantive issues 
  • Deep bench of technical experts who have the necessary science and technology backgrounds

Recognition

  • National Law Journal: IP Hot List
  • The American Lawyer: IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist (2015)
  • Corporate Counsel: Top 10 Patent Litigation Practice (2016)
  • The Recorder: IP Litigation Department of the Year (2015)
  • Financial Times - Innovative Lawyers: Standout, Dispute Resolution
  • Consistently ranked for IP litigation in Law 360, Chambers US, Corporate Counsel, Legal 500 US and MIP

IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist

Cooley was shortlisted for The American Lawyer's prestigious honor in 2015.

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IP Hot List Once Again

For the fourth time in five years, The National Law Journal selects Cooley for its exclusive IP Hot List.

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Winning performances in high-stakes, high-dollar trials make Cooley an undeniable IP litigation powerhouse. – The Recorder
Group Contacts
Stephen Smith Partner, Washington, DC
Thomas Friel Partner, San Francisco
Jim Brogan Partner, Colorado
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