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5/18 - Concurrent AM Track 1 - International Trade Commission Practice

May 18, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Salon 2-5


165 CLE Minutes

Overview of Section 337 Investigations at the ITC
Helena Kiepura, DLA Piper, Washington, DC

Key Differences Between District Court Litigation and ITC Litigation
Mareesa Frederick, Finnegan, Washington, DC

Latest Trends in ITC Litigation
Jim Altman, Foster Murphy Altman Nickel, Washington, DC

Hosted by the AIPLA ITC and Patent Litigation Committees


Cross-Border Issues in IP Litigation
Moderator: May Cheng, Osler, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Best Practices for Cross-Border Discovery in US IP Cases
Tommy Martin, Baker Botts, Washington, DC

Comparison of Customs Systems
Goutam Patnaik, Desmarais LLP, Washington, DC

Anticounterfeiting in a Post Pandemic World Including Medical/ New AI Measures/Control of
Gail Podolsky, Carlton Fields, Atlanta, GA




  • Altman, James B.

    Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel, PC | Attorney

    James Altman represents U.S. and foreign clients in unfair trade litigation, concentrating on Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
  • Podolsky, Gail

    Carlton Fields | Shareholder

    Gail Podolsky chairs the Technology Industry Group and represents clients at all stages of their growth.
  • Kiepura, Helena

    DLA Piper LLP | Partner

    Helena Kiepura is a partner in the Patent Litigation group at DLA Piper LLP (US). She specializes in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission, and also represents clients in patent and trade secret matters in federal district court and in inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Helena has a strong technological background that includes a degree in biology and a wide variety of patent litigation experiences, and examples of the products she has litigated include semiconductors, computer hardware and software, beverage dispensing devices, construction materials, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas equipment, and medical aesthetic technology.
  • Frederick, Mareesa

    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP | Partner

    Mareesa Frederick, a partner in Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP’s Washington, DC office, focuses on complex, high-stakes intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on Section 337 proceedings before the International Trade Commission (ITC). She was named by The Legal 500 U.S. as a Next Generation Lawyer for ITC patent litigation. Mareesa also has extensive experience counseling clients on trade secret guidance, pre-trial strategy, strategic licensing opportunities, and patent portfolios.
  • Cheng, May

    Osler | Partner, Intellectual Property

    May is a Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Trademark/Copyright), and a senior partner. She has 25 years of experience in advising clients on all aspects of intellectual property protection and enforcement, including branding strategy, acquisition, licensing and anti-counterfeiting. She is regularly involved in a wide variety of IP infringement cases and complex licensing deals.
  • Martin, Tommy

    Baker Botts | Special Counsel

    Tommy Martin's practice centers around complex patent and trade secret litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC), U.S district courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Martin represents clients in all phases of pre-trial, trial, post-trial and appeal, as well as before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
  • Patnaik, Goutam

    Desmarais LLP | Partner

    Gooch partners with innovators to resolve their most challenging intellectual property and commercial matters, with a particular emphasis on patent and trademark disputes. He has particularly deep experience with Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and litigation in key patent venues such as the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.