Stephen J. Akerley, Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Stephen J. Akerley, Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. will speak at its webcast entitled: “ITC Section 337 Investigations: Trends and Significant Court Rulings in 2019.” This event is scheduled on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Stephen J. Akerley
    Steve is a seasoned intellectual property trial lawyer who has successfully represented clients in District Courts across the United States, the US International Trade Commission and international tribunals. Currently, he is preparing for an ITC trial relating to high-speed memory modules.

    His practice emphasizes patent litigation, representing patent owners and accused infringers in cases involving telecommunications, semiconductors, software, and biotech diagnostics. His experience handling both enforcement and defense representations informs his approach to developing and deploying successful strategies for his clients.

    Clients have entrusted Steve to handle cases against some of the biggest technology companies in the world, enforcing patent owner rights and helping them to secure individual settlements of more than a hundred million dollars. In his representation of accused infringers, Steve has achieved successes in the form of trial victories, summary judgment, and early settlements for nuisance amounts.

    About Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
    Mintz is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 550 attorneys and other senior professionals serving clients worldwide. They have a strong technology sector focus and represent innovative companies throughout the business lifecycle.Major areas of legal expertise with which they provide clients include Corporate Transactions; Intellectual Property; Employment, Labor & Benefits; Litigation; Real Estate; and Tax. As a firm, Mintz represents clients in a wide range of industries, inclusive of traditional industries such as insurance, retail, and real estate, and in those developing cutting-edge technologies to improve lives, including medical devices, software, telecommunications, computer science, biotechnology, diagnostics, digital health, and many more.

    Event Synopsis:
    Recent amendments to governing rules and Commission and Federal Circuit decisions continue to shape the practice of trade and intellectual property law in investigations under Section 337, 19 U.S.C. § 1337, in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). On April 26, 2018, the ITC issued amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure, which are intended “to increase the efficiency of its section 337 investigations and reduce the burdens and costs on the parties and the agency.” The amendments apply to investigations instituted after June 7, 2018. Also in 2018, the Commission and Federal Circuit issued important opinions relating to issues specific to practice under Section 337, including domestic industry, public interest, and remedies.

    Listen as a panel of industry practitioners discuss the latest developments and significant court rulings relating to ITC Section 337 investigations. They will present an in-depth analysis of the investigation framework. Speakers will also offer practical tips and strategies that will help litigators overcome challenges.

    In a LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:
    • ITC Section 337 – An Overview
    • Latest Trends and Developments
    • Notable Court Rulings and Decisions
    • Practical Tips and Best Practices
    • Common Risks and Pitfalls
    • What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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