Jonathan Engler, partner at Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP (AMS), was recently interviewed by Rani Mehta for an article in Managing IP entitled, “Companies reveal how checklists help them overcome ITC challenges”.
In this article, law firms, counsel, and IP specialists share their insight on patent proceedings at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). They identify speed, confidentiality and conflicts of interest as being the major challenges. Engler of AMS shares his thoughts on the challenges that come with participating in the fast-paced ITC litigation.
“The pace of the venue can be a challenge for companies that are used to the slower pace of district courts. Firms that want to take advantage of the ITC must learn how to prepare the same quality of argument in a shorter time period and to make sure they don’t miss the venue’s tighter deadlines. To meet these deadlines, respondents need to quickly figure out who their experts are going to be, according to Jonathan Engler, partner at Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg in Washington DC.
‘The big challenge is retaining experts as quickly as possible. These are often very expert-driven cases. Sometimes people get a bit caught in the headlights and lose time on the expert side,’ Engler says.”
-Rani Mehta, Managing IP, “Companies reveal how checklists help them overcome ITC challenges” (April 9, 2020)
Other companies and people quoted include John Scott, California-based legal counsel at Qualcomm, Gael Tisack, Massachusetts-based global head of IP at Olympus, Maya Choksi, senior counsel at iRobot in Massachusetts, and Barbara Murphy, founding partner at law firm Foster Murphy Altman & Nickel.
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