Area of focus

International Trade Commission

When market competition is fierce, protecting your IP rights can make all the difference. High-stakes, business-focused IP litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC) can offer speedy and substantive resolutions for companies. The ITC has the authority to investigate imported products that infringe...

Representative experience

We have successfully represented Daimler/Mercedes-Benz for over a decade in vehicle technologies. Recently we forced a complainant to dismiss its case before hearing in a case related to mapping/navigation systems.

We successfully represented Red Bull at the ITC, obtaining a general exclusion order prohibiting the importation of unauthorized (gray market) Red Bull energy drink products into the U.S.

We successfully defended LG and Toshiba, and a third party (a global tech company), involving allegations of patent infringement in mobile devices and applications.

We successfully defended uPI Semiconductor in an ITC enforcement proceeding involving patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation related to power management IC technology.

Our defense of Dell in the ITC involved defense against six patents relating to computer memory technologies. We succeeded in having the majority of Dell’s accused products excluded from the investigation.

We successfully represented Kimberly-Clark Corporation at the ITC, obtaining a general exclusion order barring the import of all purple protective gloves that infringe the client’s COLOR PURPLE trademarks.

We successfully represented Gemstar-TV Guide International in reportedly the largest patent case ever brought before the ITC.

Press Releases

Hogan Lovells secures ITC victory for Bearing Art Corporation over tapered roller bearings imports

Washington, D.C., 18 July 2018 – A Hogan Lovells team of lawyers from the firm’s International Trade and Investment Practice Group recently secured a total victory for Bearing...

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Hogan Lovells: ITC Section 337 Quarterly Highlights (June 2018) IPMT Alert

The latest news round-up from our Hogan Lovells ITC Section 337 practice, including "tips from the bench" by former ITC Judge Theodore (Ted) R. Essex.

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ITC Section 337 Investigations: On board with Sedona Conference Commentary on Patent Litigation Best Practices

We are honored and delighted that our Washington, D.C. Senior Counsel and former U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Administrative Law Judge Theodore R. Essex was appointed as sole...

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Hogan Lovells: ITC Section 337 quarterly highlights (March 2018) IPMT Alert

The latest news round-up from our Hogan Lovells ITC Section 337 practice, including a new section featuring “tips from the bench” by former ITC Judge Theodore (Ted) R. Essex.

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Events

ITC Webinar - LimeGreen Live

We will be hosting our first LimeGreen Live series of webinars – starting with a focus on the International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 Investigations.

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Hogan Lovells: ITC Section 337 quarterly highlights (December 2017) IPMT Alert

The latest news round-up from our Hogan Lovells ITC Section 337 practice, including a new section featuring “tips from the bench” by former ITC Judge Theodore (Ted) R. Essex.

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