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IP Executive Seminar: ITC Practice—What Every IP Attorney and In-House Counsel Should Know

Friday, May 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Ended $245.00 $0.00
General May 9, 2019 $295.00 $0.00
Scholarships available for students, staff, and faculty (register with .edu email address) May 10, 2019 Free $0.00

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IP Executive Seminar:
ITC PracticeWhat Every IP Attorney and In-House Counsel Should Know

Friday, May 10, 2019
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Room 1200

CLE Credit: 6 Hours (approved)
CLE credit is extended to Illinois attorneys only. Attorneys who need CLE from other states are welcome to apply to their jurisdictions on their own. The extension of CLE credit is subject to each states approval.

Tuition: $245 (valid until April 19); $295 (after April 19)

This seminar provides an in-depth examination of one of the most consequential agencies of the U.S. Government for the enforcement of IP—the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). U.S. IP rights are estimated to be worth $5 trillion, or about a quarter of the U.S.'s gross domestic output. The ITC is at the epicenter of litigation for patent disputes—not only in the U.S. but also disputes originating between companies around the globe, adjudicating cases involving billions of dollars in product value. Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 grants the ITC extraterritorial power to remedy unfair competition. In recent years, one in seven U.S. patent trials takes place at the ITC—more than in any district court. Unlike the courts, the ITC has jurisdiction based simply on the products being present in the U.S. ITC cases also move more quickly than the courts. These details present both important challenges and opportunities to stakeholders in the IP world.

Conference Schedule

8 a.m.              Registration Opens

9 a.m.–12:15 Session I
Covering the ITC’s role in adjudication and enforcement of IP rights; Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and important amendments relating to IP matters; the organization of the ITC, including Commissioners, Administrative Law Judges, and the Office of Unfair Import Investigations; litigation at the ITC—from institution of an investigation to post-hearing phases.

12:15 -1:15 p.m.  Lunch Break
Lunch will be provided.

1:15-4:30 p.m. Session II
Covering importation, domestic industry, and injury; remedies and the role of U.S. Customs; and key cases from the ITC and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Theodore R. Essex
Senior Counsel
Hogan Lovells

About Theodore Essex

Theodore R. Essex joined Hogan Lovells as Senior Counsel after a decade of service as a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge. While at the ITC, Mr. Essex was hailed as an unofficial ambassador to IP lawyers and judges in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, and has handled some of the most important Section 337 proceedings involving the world's most valuable and renowned companies. Before joining the ITC, he gained experience as a trial lawyer for the U.S. Air Force and as a trial attorney and public defender in Ohio. Mr. Essex served as the president for both the Pauline Newman and Giles S. Rich American Inns of Court, the only individual to have done so. He is a registered solicitor in England and Wales. Mr. Essex serves as Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School. He has co-authored a chapter on ITC Mediation in the American Bar Association's (ABA) book. He currently serves as on the Board of Advisors for John Marshall's Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law.


Consent For Video Recording:
This event will be recorded and may be later made publically available via the Internet. Participation in the event constitutes consent to be recorded, including without limitation by audio, video, and still images. Participants understand that such recordings may be distributed by means of a variety of media, formats, and contexts, and that this may occur during the event and thereafter. Participants waive all claims for any compensation and for any damages or other remedies in connection with such recordings and the use thereof.


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The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

Friday, May 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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