Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Outstanding ITC experts with an established reputation for handling the most important investigations, acting for both complainants and defendants. Engaged by the nation's best IP practices to act where the most valuable product lines are at stake. Superior grasp of forum proceedings extends to antidumping issues and countervailing matters. Frequently called upon by an impressive list of clients, including manufacturers in the consumer technology industry.

Strengths One client considers the firm "best in class," noting: "They complement each other very well, and consistently provide fast, accurate and helpful information in making important decisions."

Another client comments:"The team is very adept at utilizing its talents to achieve outstanding results for its clients," highlighting the team's "experience, in-depth knowledge and ability to collaborate with others across a wide range of complex issues."

Work highlights Represent LG Chem against SK Battery America, SK Battery Hungary and SK Innovation in a Section 337 action pertaining to misappropriation of trade secrets. The matter involved patents relating to lithium ion batteries, battery cells, battery modules, battery packs and other components.

Notable practitioners

Deanna Tanner Okun draws upon her experience serving as chair of the US ITC to advise on complex Section 337 IP disputes. A client describes her as "a specialist on procedure, strategy and judgment," while another highlights her "deep experience and service orientation."

James Adduci offers extensive experience litigating cases before the ITC, and is particularly noted for his patent-based Section 337 practice.

Louis Mastriani maintains a well-regarded practice advising on patent infringement and trade secrets litigation. His varied client base includes automotive manufacturers and chemical companies.

Paul Bartkowski is increasingly recognized for his work handling Section 337 disputes in relation to patents in the technology sector. One clients reports he "quickly distills complicated topics down to the most important information needed and provides it in a clear, concise way."

Tom Schaumberg enjoys a strong reputation as an ITC specialist, and regularly acts on disputes relating to the importation and sale of patent-infringing products. Impressed clients describe him as "one of the most experienced ITC lawyers in the country," saying: "He brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to bear in a tremendously beneficial way for the client."