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Covington & Burling LLP

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

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What the team is known for

First-rate ITC group, supported by a standout IP practice. Particularly excels in patent infringement investigations running in conjunction with district court proceedings. Considerable knowledge of post-order matters concerning the enforcement of ITC exclusion orders. Offers notable expertise in matters involving China.

Strengths

"It has excellent IP litigators," remarks a source.

Another reports: "The attorneys have a good reputation at the Commission; they are fair to deal with and you can get things done."

"It is phenomenally strong at the ITC," reports a client.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Chinoy is regularly involved in Section 337 disputes and investigations before the ITC, as well as related CBP and appellate matters. His clients include high-profile electronics and pharmaceutical companies.
"He is very solid."

Brian Nester maintains a well-regarded practice representing clients on patent and trade secrets disputes before the ITC. His client base includes a number of well-reputed technology sector companies.
"He is a fantastic practitioner at the ITC who is practical and even-keeled." "He is a very good lawyer who knows the ITC."

Daniel Valencia advises both complainants and respondents in connection with Section 337 investigations.
"He is smart, does a good job and he is fantastic; he understands the ITC like nobody else and is very, very clever." "Daniel knows what he is doing and he is very smart."

Jessica Hill focuses her practice on Section 337 proceedings, and advises clients across a range of technologies, including smartphones, electric car batteries and LED packages.
"She is super smart and practical." "She is phenomenal." "She is very, very impressive."

Maureen Browne is called upon by clients from a range of technology-based industries to advise on complex Section 337 matters at the ITC.
"Maureen is impressive and is a very good advocate for her clients." "She is very capable and she is very smart." "She is really good at appearing before the ITC and incredibly well respected."

Sturgis Sobin maintains an active ITC practice representing clients in Section 337 disputes, regularly advising on issues including trade secrets and patent infringement for manufacturers from a range of industries.
"Sturgis Sobin is fabulous; he has been doing this for a very long time.""He is great, very experienced and knows the ITC well."

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International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) Department

Covington & Burling LLP

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One CityCenter, 850 Tenth Street

NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20001-4956

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International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)


Alexander Chinoy
Band 3
Brian Nester
Band 2
Daniel Valencia
Up and Coming
Jessica C. Hill
Up and Coming
Maureen F Browne
Band 3
Sturgis M Sobin
Band 2