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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 30+ 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, 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

  • Consistently ranked for IP litigation in Law 360, Chambers US, Corporate Counsel, Legal 500 US and MIP
  • Managing IP: Patent Contentious, PTAB Litigation and Life Sciences "IP Star"
  • BTI Consulting: IP Litigation “Standouts”
  • Legal 500 US: Patents - Litigation (full coverage)
  • BTI Consulting: IP Litigation Powerhouse
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
  • Corporate Counsel: Top 10 Patent Litigation Practice
  • National Law Journal: IP Hot List
  • Docket Navigator: Top 5 Law Firm for PTAB Proceedings and Top 10 Law Firm for Patent Litigation Defense
  • The American Lawyer: IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist
  • The Recorder: IP Litigation Department of the Year
  • Financial Times: Top 5 Most Innovative Law Firms

2021 Litigation Department of the Year finalist– The American Lawyer

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Law Firm Leaderboard Top 3

On its inaugural Law Firm Leaderboard list, Cooley was ranked #3 overall, further spotlighting our large footprint in high-profile litigation. 

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Winning performances in high-stakes, high-dollar trials make Cooley an undeniable IP litigation powerhouse. – The Recorder
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