Jenner & Block

“Litigating Trade Secret Claims at the International Trade Commission: The Advantages, Disadvantages, and Special Requirements of Trade Secret-Based Section 337 Investigations,” Webinar

On April 27, Jenner & Block Partners Debbie L. Berman, Mark Davis, Alexander J. Hadjis, and Ronald J. Pabis will present a CLE webinar to help clients navigate the complexities of litigating trade secret-based actions at the International Trade Commission (ITC). Trade secret-based claims have become ever more popular at the ITC over the years for multiple reasons. Section 337 investigations are fast and can provide significant injunctive relief. Also, typical district court procedures do not necessarily apply in Section 337 investigations and the Commission has its own unique requirements for proving a violation of the statute. The panelists will discuss why it’s imperative to know how trade secret actions at the ITC both differ and overlap with litigating these actions in district court. Please email if you are interested in attending. Space is limited.

Ms. Berman is co-chair of the Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants, Complex Commercial Litigation, and Media and First Amendment Practices. She first chairs complex, significant litigation matters for her clients, and has deep experience in intellectual property and trade secrets matters, including litigating the seminal inevitable disclosure case, PepsiCo v. Redmond.

Mr. Davis is co-chair of the ITC Section 337 Practice. He represents multinational, domestic, and start-up companies regarding intellectual property and related international trade, data privacy, unfair competition, and antitrust matters. He has litigated disputes before US district courts throughout the country and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has been involved in more than 100 section 337 investigations before the ITC.

Mr. Hadjis is co-chair of the ITC Section 337 Practice. Clients faced with high-stakes patent disputes before the federal district courts or the ITC rely on Mr. Hadjis’ experience, responsiveness, and winning track record. Over the course of his career, he has tried more than fifteen patent cases and he has litigated many more before the federal district courts, the ITC, and the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Pabis is co-chair of the ITC Section 337 Practice. He represents technology companies in patent litigation and patent licensing disputes at all stages of the litigation process. In addition, he has handled and tried a number of Section 337 investigation hearings before the ITC.