International Trade Commission
Section 337 proceedings at the International Trade Commission (ITC) have unique requirements that demand a specific attorney skill set. At Robins Kaplan LLP, our ITC attorneys bring a longstanding record of success to Section 337 ITC disputes, including trademark and design patent matters. We represent both complainants and respondents through all stages of the ITC process. We have obtained orders of exclusion on behalf of ITC petitioner-clients and also obtained determinations of non-infringement and invalidity on behalf of ITC respondents clients. We help our clients take maximum advantage of the ITC's fast-paced proceedings by developing an early, comprehensive case plan and maintaining the discipline to execute on that plan without the typical litigation distinctions. ITC actions involve the participation of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations (OUII), and we are familiar with a number of administrative law judges' personal ground rules for conducting OUII investigations. Further, we help clients stay current on ITC issues and International Trade Commission rules and regulations through our regular participation in ITC-related bar activities and committees and the insights of our former OUII member partner.