Live at the ITC
King & Spalding LLP, 3 PM GMT
- This is a non-CLE program
- The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Daylight Time
- Refreshments and Hors d'oeuvres will be served immediately after the second roundtable
Program DescriptionThe U.S. International Trade Commission is increasingly the premier forum for intellectual property litigation in the United States. The Commission is, of course, also an essential part of the administration of the U.S. trade remedy laws, and maintenance of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, as well as a primary advisor to the President, USTR, and Congress on matters relating to tariffs and international trade and competitiveness. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from the Commissioners and knowledgeable practitioners about recent developments at the Commission.
First Round table: An Intimate Q&A Session with the ITC Commissioners
Moderated by Jeffrey M. Telep, King & Spalding
In addition, the Commissioners are generally open to responding to questions from the bar as long as they do not touch on current issues for decision before the Commission. To ensure that the questions are appropriate, and for ease of presentation, please submit questions in advance of the presentation to James Altman at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jeffrey Telepjtelep@kslaw.com no later thanJuly 23, 2014.
Featured Speaker: Margaret Macdonald, Director of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations, who will discuss the various roles that OUII plays in Section 337 investigations and how to work effectively with OUII.
Second Round table: Jurisdiction Under Section 337
This panel will examine non-traditional uses of Section 337. Among other things, the panel will discuss the increasing number of non-patent related Section 337 cases that are being filed with the ITC and key evidentiary hurdles that are faced by complainants in cases relating to trade secrets, copyright, and trademarks and strategies that can be utilized by complainants and respondents in such cases. In addition, recent cases involving electronic imports and how these cases may affect the Section 337 landscape will be addressed.