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Having served as a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge for a decade, Theodore (Ted) Essex brings a wealth of knowledge to our Intellectual Property practice and clients around the globe. He has been hailed as an unofficial ambassador to intellectual property lawyers and judges throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe, and has handled some of the most important Section 337 intellectual property infringement proceedings involving the world's most valuable and renowned companies.
Ted is the only individual who has served as the president for both the Pauline Newman and Giles S. Rich American Inns of Court, which focus on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the most significant intellectual property issues. Before joining the ITC, he gained experience as a trial lawyer for the U.S. Air Force and as a trial attorney and public defender in Ohio.
In addition, Ted is a professional lecturer in law at the George Washington University Law School and co-authored a chapter on ITC Mediation in the American Bar Association's (ABA) book about alternative dispute resolution. He is also a registered solicitor in England and Wales. Ted's appointments as co-moderator on multiple panels, including the ABA International Section Annual Meeting, are a testament to his sought-after judicial perspective. In addition to acting as a panelist at the esteemed 62nd Annual IP Conference at John Marshall Law School, Ted serves on the advisory board of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law after being personally invited by Director of the center and Professor Daryl Lim and Senior Advisor Don Dunner.
- J.D., The Ohio State University, 1980
- B.A., Miami University, 1977
- District of Columbia
- Advisory Board Member, John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law