Michael R. Doman, Jr. is an intellectual property and international trade attorney concentrating primarily on Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He has represented complainants, respondents, and third parties in nearly a dozen Section 337 investigations involving a wide range of products and industries, including electronic devices, semiconductors, cosmetic products, automobiles, LEDs, roofing material, fitness equipment, and fashion products.
Mike has an intense focus, diving deeply into the unique dispositive issues that are addressed in Section 337 investigations, while at the same time advancing his client’s business and litigation strategies. Mike is known for making or breaking the ITC’s case-dispositive “domestic industry” requirement, with extensive experience working with clients to successfully demonstrate a domestic industry, and a proven ability to defeat his adversaries’ domestic industry claims.
Mike is well versed in all aspects of Section 337 litigation, from the complaint stage through Commission review and enforcement of ITC remedial orders. He has taken and defended numerous fact and expert depositions, engaged in extensive motions practice, successfully implemented discovery strategies, submitted numerous pre- and post-trial briefs, and gained a thorough understanding of trial logistics and procedure. Mike also has considerable experience with the Commission review process, including filing and responding to requests for review of Initial Determinations and briefing questions from the Commission.
Mike also specializes in advising clients, both during and after Section 337 investigations, regarding the effect of ITC remedial orders, including exclusion and cease-and-desist orders. He is familiar with inter partes proceedings before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which are conducted to determine whether imported goods are subject to ITC exclusion orders. Mike also has experience with enforcement proceedings, advisory opinion requests, and modification proceedings at the ITC. Mike’s thorough understanding of the various proceedings available to both patentees and potential importers allows him to analyze clients’ options to determine the best legal path to achieve their goals.
Mike has been recognized in the field of Section 337 by the Legal 500 and has published numerous articles relating to Section 337 law. He had recently been appointed Vice Chair of the International Trade Commission Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) for the upcoming 2021-2022 bar year.
Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked at an intellectual property boutique firm in Washington, DC, where he focused on patent and trademark prosecution. In law school, Mike was active in the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and was a member of the American University International Law Review and the Intellectual Property Law Society.