Mei & Mark handles all aspects of International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigations and consistently ranks as a top ITC law firm. Section 337 investigations offer IP rights holders a powerful remedy—an exclusion order enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) blocking infringing products from entering the United States. Mei & Mark’s practice handles patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret ITC investigations. We cover ITC-specific issues, such as domestic industry, remedy, and pre-hearing, hearing, and post-hearing procedures (often in an ITC local counsel role), as well as general litigation issues such as patent claim construction, infringement, and invalidity. And Mei & Mark represents clients in all types of ITC Section 337 investigations, including enforcement (infringement), modification, and advisory opinion proceedings. We also represent clients in post-ITC proceedings before the Customs and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Click here for more information.
Patent/IP Litigation
Mei & Mark LLP offers flexible and predictable billing arrangements in all patent/IP litigations. Our trial attorneys are highly experienced in litigating patent, trademark/trade dress, copyright, and trade secret lawsuits in federal courts before judges and juries. Mei & Mark attorneys have litigated in federal courts nationwide including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware, Northern District of California, Central District of California, Eastern District of Virginia, Northern District of Illinois, and many other federal courts.
USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings
Mei & Mark LLP represents clients in all types of post-grant proceedings before the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO), including inter parte review (IPR), covered business method review (CBM), post-grant review (PGR), supplemental examination, ex parte reexamination, and reissue applications.
Appellate Practice
Mei & Mark LLP’s appellate team consists of attorneys with exceptional academic accomplishments and legal experience including federal appellate clerkship experience. Our talented appellate attorneys have represented clients before many Federal and state appellate courts including the Federal Circuit, DC Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, and Fourth Circuit.
Patent Prosecution
Our attorneys have extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical, mechanical, biotech, and chemical arts with an eye towards enforcement. In addition, our attorneys have handled many reexamination and reissue proceedings, often in connection with patent litigation.
IP Management
Mei & Mark LLP provides legal services in a full spectrum of IP management, including trademark, copyright, trade secrets, legal opinions (patentability, validity, infringement, freedom to operate), patent pooling arrangements, licensing agreements, technology transfer, due diligence, and general client counseling.
International Trade
Mei & Mark LLP’s International Trade Group consists of attorneys who are former government attorneys with the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce. They have a substantial amount of experience representing foreign exporters and U.S. importers regarding U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty law.
International Business Disputes
Mei & Mark LLP represents clients in matters involving international business disputes, including breach of contract actions and international debt collections.
China Practice
Mei & Mark LLP advises both outbound and inbound IP transactions to and from China. Our attorneys leverage their solid knowledge of Chinese legal and business cultures to assist our clients in achieving their goals.
Small Business Practice
Mei & Mark LLP provides a unique “Outside In-house Counsel” service to our small business clients for fixed fees. Essentially, we provide full IP support on demand, from setting up internal IP policies and procedures to counseling on specific issues.
Complex Commercial Litigation
Mei & Mark LLP handles complex commercial litigation including alter ego, successor liability, and unfair competition claims.