Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


U.S. International Trade Commission Committee


The Committee will develop materials and programs to educate intellectual property owners about the opportunities, costs, challenges, and best practices for using § 337 to enforce intellectual property rights through the U.S. International Trade Commission.  It will review changes in § 337 law and practice affecting the rights of intellectual property owners and will inform IPO members about those changes.  It will also seek to identify opportunities for improvement in the current statutory, procedural, and enforcement framework and to respond to, recommend and promote changes that would enhance its value for intellectual property owners through, e.g., submission of comments and educating the public about ongoing developments.  Examples of topics to be considered include effective enforcement of remedial orders, establishing domestic industry under a variety of business models, the comparative costs and benefits of §337 actions, the benefits and restrictions of protective orders, scope of discovery, and the requirement of proof of injury in actions arising under the common law.  The Committee will interface with other IPO committees and appropriate external organizations.

Committee Roster

Chair: Robert Giles, Qualcomm Incorporated
Vice Chair: Sarah Hamblin
Vice Chair: Elizabeth A. Niemeyer, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Secretary: David Scannell, Morrison & Foerster, LLP
Board Liaison: Scott Barker, Micron Technology, Inc.
Staff Liaison: Samantha J. Aguayo, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Sherry Womack Austin
 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 Anthony J. Baca
 HP Inc.

 Matthew Bathon
 Steptoe & Johnson LLP

 G. Brian Busey
 Morrison & Foerster, LLP

 Robert Case
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Timothy Patrick Cremen
 Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP

 Tammy Dunn
 Osha Liang, LLP

 Alper T. Ertas
 Venable, LLP

 Michael Esch
 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP

 Michael Febbo
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Adam R. Hess
 Venable, LLP

 Yashas Honasoge
 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

 Eileen M. Hunter
 3M Innovative Properties Co.

 David M. Maiorana
 Jones Day

 Kevin Patariu
 Perkins Coie, LLP

 John Presper

 Jay Reiziss
 McDermott Will & Emery

 Tom M. Schaumberg
 Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP

 Bryan Schwartz
 Squire Patton Boggs

 Rett Snotherly
 Samsung Electronics

 Patrick Stafford
 Paul Hastings LLP

 Daniel A. Staley
 Caterpillar Inc.

 Adam Swain
 Alston & Bird LLP

 Daniel Valencia
 Covington & Burling LLP

 T. Cy Walker

 Blair Watters
 InterDigital Holdings, Inc.


Non-Voting Member:Jonathan Baker, Farney Daniels PC
Non-Voting Member:Charles Barquist, Morrison & Foerster, LLP
Non-Voting Member:Michele Connors, Dell Technologies
Non-Voting Member:Reed Hablinski, HP Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Gary Savitt, Nokia USA Inc.
Non-Voting Member:John A. Scott, Qualcomm Incorporated

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