Requiring not only aptitude in patent litigation, successful Section 337 representation requires specialized skills unique to practicing before the International Trade Commission (ITC). The team at Alston & Bird provides a comprehensive solution to companies in all industries and technologies. We are consistently ranked among the top five Section 337 practices in the country due to both our level of activity and experience. Our track record for success has garnered us a significant reputation in this increasingly popular patent hotbed: our lawyers have appeared in over 60 separate 337 investigations, and a 2011 Corporate Counsel survey ranked us second in the country for the most new ITC cases.
Alston & Bird’s Section 337 team is comprised of seasoned intellectual property trial lawyers, many of whom have advanced degrees in the electronic, chemical, mechanical and biotech arts, skilled in the ITC’s procedures. Led by Jamie Underwood, an executive committee member of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association, the team is capable of handling Section 337 investigations of any magnitude and in virtually any technology; whether serving as counsel for complainants, respondents, interveners or third parties.