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ITC Section 337 Proceedings


The outcome of a US International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation can result in aftershocks that affect both the immediate and long-term future of your business and intellectual property (IP) lifecycle. At the heart of an ITC Section 337 proceeding is the question of whether an imported product violates US intellectual property rights.

With our business-first perspective on ITC investigations, we understand the urgency and necessity of securing a favorable outcome to protect and enforce your ability to remain operational. If there is a finding of infringement, the ITC can ban the importation or sale of imported goods in the United States, or you could lose market access in the United States and experience disruptions to your supply chain—and it happens quickly. To optimize the likelihood of success, you need an agile team with a deep understanding of the industry and the ability to manage the complex, fast-paced nature of ITC investigations through trial.



  • Achieved a series of victories before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the ITC on behalf of Traeger Pellet Grills LLC in its ongoing litigation against GMG Products LLC regarding patents related to cloud-connected grill technology. The ITC found that GMG was in violation of Section 337 and issued a limited exclusion order against GMG
  • Secured a favorable settlement on behalf of RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.) just a few weeks before trial in an ITC investigation opposite Velodyne Lidar related to LiDAR technology
  • Secured a final determination of no infringement on behalf of ZTE Corporation in an ITC investigation regarding 3G and 4G/LTE networking technologies

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