Lynn Levine is a senior of counsel in the Intellectual Property Group. Her practice focuses on matters relating to Section 337 litigation before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). As the former Director of the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations (OUII), Ms. Levine has extensive experience across all phases of Section 337 litigation, including pre-filing complaint reviews, institution proceedings, and the discovery, trial, review, and remedy phases of Section 337 investigations.
During Ms. Levine’s 25-year tenure as Director of OUII, the office participated in more than 500 Section 337 patent-based investigations, which frequently focused upon sophisticated technologies, particularly in the computer, information technology, and telecommunications fields. In addition to patent-based investigations, Ms. Levine worked on matters involving other intellectual property rights and forms of unfair competition, including trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation. While at the ITC, Ms. Levine participated in various rule-making proceedings regarding the conduct of Section 337 proceedings and provided technical advice pertaining to legislative developments and policy issues. Ms. Levine was also a primary reviewer on the ITC's 2010 report "China: Intellectual Property Infringement, Indigenous Innovation Policies, and Frameworks for Measuring the Effects on the U.S. Economy."
Before becoming Director of OUII, Ms. Levine worked as a supervisory attorney in that office for three years, where she directly supervised the day-to-day work of OUII’s staff attorneys on Section 337 investigations. She had also previously served as a Staff Attorney in both OUII and the ITC’s Office of General Counsel. Prior to joining the staff of the ITC, Ms. Levine practiced antitrust law at a large Washington, D.C. law firm.
Ms. Levine received a Presidential Rank Award in 2008 for work in the intellectual property area, an award given annually by the President of the United States honoring high-performing senior career employees for sustained extraordinary accomplishment. In addition, Ms. Levine was an inaugural inductee into the ChIPs Hall of Fame in 2013. She was honored for her outstanding contributions to the practice of intellectual property law and the advancement of women in patent and IP related fields. She is frequently a speaker on topics relating to Section 337 proceedings and is an editor of the firm’s MoFo@ITC web blog, which covers developments in ITC law and practice.
Ms. Levine is recommended by Legal 500 U.S. 2017 for Patent Litigation in the ITC and by Chambers USA 2017 for International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337).
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