International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigations
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.

Mei & Mark consistently ranks as a top ITC law firm and most one of the most active ITC law firms specializing in ITC Section 337 investigations. Our attorneys rank as top ITC practitioners who have extensive experience in ITC Section 337 investigations, including handling over 100 investigations. Two of our attorneys worked as attorney advisors at the ITC before joining Mei & Mark.

In 2020, Patexia ranked Mei & Mark among Top ITC Law Firms and ranked six of its attorneys Top ITC Lawyers the first year Patexia published such rankings. In 2019, DocketNavigator ranked Mei & Mark among Top ITC Law Firms and ranked three of its attorneys Top ITC Lawyers . The Chinese Ministry of Commerce named Mei & Mark as a Top U.S. Firm for ITC Section 337 Practice in 2018.

Mei & Mark represented clients in the following recent ITC investigations:

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1178, Certain Collapsible And Portable Furniture.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1142, Certain Pocket Lighters.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1139, Certain Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Components Thereof.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1125, Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1123, Certain Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1114, Certain Modular LED Display Panels and Components Thereof.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1107, Certain LED Lighting Devices and Components Thereof.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1106, Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1007/1021, Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1000, Certain Motorized Self-Balancing Vehicles.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-974, Certain Aquarium Fittings and Parts Thereof.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-967, Certain Document Cameras and Software for Use Therewith.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-929, Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-922, Certain Devices Containing Non-Volatile Memory and Products Containing the Same.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-909, Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing Same.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-894, Certain Tires and Products Containing Same.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-890, Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-833, Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans for Use in Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances, the Appliances Made Therefrom, and Methods of Making the Same.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-824, Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-789, Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-739, Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-739 (Enforcement Proceeding), Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-731, Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-640, Certain Short-Wavelength Light Emitting Diodes, Laser Diodes and Products Containing Same.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-615 (Post-ITC CBP Proceeding), Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same (resulting in a first ever victory for a Chinese company before CBP).

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-565 (Advisory Opinion and Enforcement Proceeding), Certain Ink Cartridges and Components Thereof.

• ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-562 (Enforcement Proceeding), Certain Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances and Methods of Producing Same.