Lauren E. Peterson is an international trade and intellectual property attorney focusing her practice on Section 337 unfair competition investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). She represents clients in a diverse assortment of industries, including lithium-ion batteries, steel, pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, barbeque grills, consumer lighting, footwear, computers, flash memory devices, hospital beds, and office machines. She has handled claims involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, false designation of origin, and antitrust violations.
Lauren has experience in all stages of an ITC investigation, from the drafting of a complaint through final appeals to the Commission. This experience has involved significant collaboration with domestic and foreign co-counsel, as well as industry experts.
Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was an associate at an intellectual property boutique handling patent and trademark prosecution for U.S. and foreign clients, as well as copyright and trademark litigation matters in federal court. She also interned at the Branch of Acquisitions and Intellectual Property in the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of the Interior, where she handled trademark matters.
Lauren is a contributing author to the second, third, and fourth editions of the American Bar Association book entitled "A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission." She frequently speaks on a variety of intellectual property issues and currently serves as a co-chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association's U.S. International Trade Commission committee.