Chad Thompson is an associate in the International Trade & Regulatory Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He specializes in Section 337 litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and has represented complainants, respondents and third parties in more than a dozen investigations. He also assists clients with a wide variety of international trade issues, including export controls, customs compliance and antidumping proceedings.
Chad received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he was a notes editor for the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, Private Practice Chair of the International Law Society and member of the Deans’ Cup basketball team. He also holds a B.S. in mathematics, economics and engineering science from Vanderbilt University, and an M.A. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.
- Certain Electronic Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-701; Certain Mobile Communications Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-704; Certain Personal Data Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-710; Certain Electronic Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-771: Represented Nokia in offensive and defensive patent-based Section 337 investigations against Apple, which resulted in a favorable settlement and license agreement.
- Certain Electronic Imaging Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-726: Represented Respondents Nokia Corporation and Nokia Inc. in a patent-based Section 337 investigation brought by FlashPoint Technology, Inc., which settled favorably prior to trial.
- Certain DC-DC Controllers, Inv. No. 337-TA-698: Represented complainant Richtek Technology Corp. and Richtek USA, Inc. in Section 337 investigation based on patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation. The investigation was terminated with each of the respondents taking consent orders and/or signing settlement agreements.
- Submitted commodity jurisdiction requests, license applications and voluntary self-disclosures to U.S. regulators on behalf of U.S. exporters and foreign re-exporters; has experience with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC), and the Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
“New Sanctions Legislation Mandates Public Disclosure and Investigation of Certain Activities Involving Iran,” INSIGHTS: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor, Volume 26, Number 12, December 2012.
“When Altruism Isn’t Enough: The Case for Compensating Kidney Donors, Appendix A,” AEI Press, 2008.
- International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (ITCLA)