PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2013) - Cooley LLP announced today that Corporate Counsel's ITC Section 337 litigation survey ranked it the fifth most active law firm overall and the fourth most active law firm for respondent representations. Specifically, in 2012, Cooley's ITC Section 337 litigation practice group was retained to handle six investigations, all for respondents.
With the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) continuing to serve as a critical venue for parties seeking to enforce intellectual property rights, Cooley experienced a significant uptick in representations last year. In fact, Cooley has the distinction of being the fastest growing ITC Section 337 practice in the United States. Not only was Cooley retained for a significant number of new matters last year, the members of its ITC Section 337 practice group achieved several noteworthy successes. These included a complete trial victory for an international media company and a favorable summary determination judgment for Chimei Innolux and Innolux Corporation that prompted a swift resolution of the litigation.
"Cooley's strategic emphasis on the expansion of an ITC Section 337 litigation capability is evidenced by our inclusion on this impressive list for the first time," said Jim Brogan, chair of Cooley's Intellectual Property practice. "Our incredibly talented group of litigators, led by Stephen R. Smith, has the ITC experience, as well as the necessary technical depth and high-stakes trial capabilities, to navigate successfully the challenges of a fast-moving Section 337 investigation."
About Cooley's ITC Section 337 Litigation Practice
Cooley's ITC Section 337 litigation practice group includes a former ITC staff attorney and experienced IP trial lawyers. The team approaches all Section 337 investigations with the expectation that they will be litigated through trial, but work closely with our clients to find opportunities to resolve these fast-moving investigations in the early stages. Cooley has served as counsel for many leading domestic and international technology companies in these far-reaching, business critical investigations. The ITC Section 337 litigation team has been involved in more than a dozen high-stakes Section 337 investigations, including the successful representation of a Fortune 500 company in one of the largest ITC trials ever, and has been successful in protecting hundreds of millions of dollars of commercial value for our clients.
About Cooley LLP
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