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Webinar: U.S. International Trade Commission Section 337 Basics and Trends

February 25 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit.


The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) can stop the importation of goods that infringe on U.S. intellectual property rights. With its expedited schedule and specialized procedures, the ITC resolves disputes quickly and issues remedial orders enforced at U.S. ports of entry by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents. Under 19 U.S.C. § 1337 (Section 337), the ITC conducts investigations and provides relief for intellectual property rights holders by barring the importation or sale after importation of goods that infringe upon a utility patent, design patent, trademark, or copyright, or goods that are made using misappropriated trade secrets.  

This presentation will provide an overview of ITC practice and procedure in Section 337 investigations and discuss recent trends in Section 337 investigations and related Federal Circuit appeals.

Speaker: Kevin Patariu
Moderator: Sepp Zangeneh


Kevin Patariu assists clients with intellectual property, data privacy, and cybersecurity issues. Kevin litigates complex intellectual property matters throughout the United States and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), where he has successfully litigated several Section 337 investigations through trial. In Patexia’s 2020 ITC Intelligence Report, Kevin is ranked as the #2 Best Performing ITC Attorney Overall (Representing Complainants or Respondents) out of over 7,500 attorneys who appeared at the ITC between 2014 and 2019.

Kevin also has experience in patent post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Kevin is counsel of record for over 50 inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.  In Patexia’s 2020 IPR Intelligence Report, Kevin is acknowledged as one of the Top 100 Most Active Practitioners Representing Petitioners at the PTAB between 2015 and 2020, placing him among the top 2% of all IPR lawyers.

Kevin also represents clients in trademark, trade secret, trade dress, and copyright disputes. He practices in the areas of due diligence and freedom to operate investigations, patent and trademark prosecution and counseling, preparation of infringement and validity opinions, and technology legal counseling for large and small enterprises.
Kevin is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in California

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