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Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel, PC

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

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Barbara Murphy has impressive experience in representing domestic and foreign clients in Section 337 investigations and related customs issues.
"She is very, very good and well respected at the ITC." "Barbara is just first-rate and a phenomenal attorney. She is a really clear thinker and straightforward, and she really knows Section 337 very well." "She is terrific and a delight to work with. She has deep knowledge of the judges and ITC attorneys and provides very valuable insights."

David Nickel focuses his practice on handling Section 337 investigations, including patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases for clients in the pharmaceutical and technology sector.
"David is fantastic; he is a really impressive attorney." "He is fantastic at guiding clients through enforcement proceedings, which are incredibly extensive." "He has an excellent practical sense, he has very sound judgement and is very smart."

David Foster maintains a longstanding reputation as a go-to attorney on Section 337 disputes. He offers significant expertise in representing prominent clients involved in trade secrets and patent infringement cases.
"He knows what he is doing and he is phenomenal." "He has a stellar reputation."

James Altman has a broad Section 337 practice encompassing customs enforcement matters and ITC trial work. He is called upon by a varied client base that includes manufacturers and technology companies.
"James is a guru on the history and practice of the ITC." "He is phenomenally well regarded in the market."

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Overview

Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel, PC, is a boutique law firm located in Washington, DC. Relying on 40 years of experience, the firm concentrates its practice on Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as judicial review and Customs’ enforcement of orders issued thereunder. Such litigation involves primarily patent, trademark, and copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. The firm represents both domestic and foreign companies as complainants and respondents in these fast-paced, often bet-the-company investigations. In their small, boutique firm setting, Foster Murphy lawyers are able to provide the high-level of experience, judgment and litigation skills for which they are known in Section 337 matters. This Section 337 firm is at the forefront of those who practice at the ITC’s intersection of intellectual property and international trade law. The group’s lawyers have deep experience in a variety of related bodies of law and litigation forums, as well as that gained from serving in senior government positions. The firm continues to partner with other law firms (typically larger IP or litigation firms) on Section 337 matters, creating litigation teams that are both successful and efficient for clients.


Main Areas of Practice:

-ITC Section 337 Litigation

-Intellectual Property Litigation

-International Trade Regulation

-US Customs Border Enforcement



International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel, PC

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Location

1150 18th St, NW, Suite 775

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20036

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International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)


Barbara A Murphy
Band 1
David F Nickel
Band 3
F David Foster
Senior Statespeople
James B Altman
Senior Statespeople