ITC Litigation

Morrison & Foerster is one of the nation’s leading and most active firms in the representation of clients before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) under the unfair imports provision (Section 337) of the U.S. Tariff Act. We are routinely recognized in the ITC category in numerous third-party rankings, including Chambers USA and Legal 500. The firm has counseled and represented domestic and foreign clients on international trade litigation such as EchoStar, Toshiba, Sharp, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Altera, and Kyocera.

The firm maintains the insightful MoFo@ITC blog, which delivers ITC trends, news, and statistics on international trade litigation rulings and decisions. Our team of ITC litigators includes the former Director of the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations (OUII), who was responsible for overseeing the work of ITC staff attorneys on more than 500 Section 337 investigations during her 25-year tenure at the ITC.

Section 337 proceedings provide a mechanism for both domestic and foreign owners of U.S. intellectual property rights to block the importation of infringing products into the U.S. The firm has represented both complainants and respondents in more than 50 Section 337 investigations, and our attorneys have experience before nearly all administrative law judges at the ITC.

Morrison & Foerster combines detailed knowledge of Section 337 practice and the ITC with extensive trial and litigation experience in federal district courts and the Federal Circuit. We also have extensive experience in enforcement of ITC exclusion orders before the ITC and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

We are active in the leadership of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association ITC Committee, the AIPLA, and other bar associations that keep current with Section 337-related developments. Because of the number and complexity of Section 337 cases that we have handled, many of our litigation attorneys have direct experience with international trade litigation before the ITC.

IP Practice Group of the Year 2015, 2013

Chambers USA 2016
National: Intellectual Property
National: International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

Chambers Global 2017
United States: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

The National Law Journal 2015
IP Hot List

Legal 500 US 2016
Patent Litigation: ITC

Managing IP: Patent Survey 2015
United States: ITC

Asian Legal Business Japan Law Awards 2013 and 2015
IP Law Firm of the Year

MoFo at ITC
Blog: Tracking Patent Litigation at the ITC

National Law Journal - 2016 IP Hot List

Law 360 - IP Practice Group of the Year
IP Practice Group of the Year 2015, 2013

Related Resources:

ITC Intro to Section 337
An Introduction to Section 337 Proceedings at the ITC

Anticipated ITC timeline
Anticipated ITC Timeline

ITC section 337 FAQs
ITC 337 Frequently Asked Questions

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