AMS Ranked in Top Tier for Section 337 Practice
The Legal 500
Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP is rated by clients for its 'expertise, professionalism and deep understanding of the client's priorities'; it is known as 'a firm with world-class resources, but with the feel of a boutique.' The international trade boutique is among the most active players in Section 337 litigation and often manages the International Trade Commission (ITC) portion of larger cases handled by a different firm in addition to maintaining a strong stand-alone practice.
Technology-related instructions remains the group's mainstay, with recent standout instructions including the representation of Qualcomm in a patent infringement investigation regarding mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components. The group is also active in the pharmaceuticals sector, where it recently represented respondents Virtus Pharmaceuticals and Virtus Opco II in a patent infringement investigation regarding a stomach ulcer treatment. 3M, Cisco Systems and Otter Products are also clients.
James Adduci, Louis Mastriani, Tom Schaumberg and Deanna Tanner Okun ('an outstanding legal professional with a deep knowledge of trade issues') form the heart of the practice. Also recommended are Paul Bartkowski and recently promoted partners Daniel Smith and Evan Langdon. Of counsel Elizabeth Duall Regard joined from King & Spalding LLP, and counsel Joshua Hartman joined from Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP specializes in handling Section 337 investigations before the ITC. Referring to its expertise in this area, a peer describes it as a “premier firm.” IP Stars has received other high praise from clients interviewed by the rankings services in the past:
One recent client describes the firm as “excellent, very dedicated, focused and specialized,” before going on to say, “The team in charge was just awesome. I selected them because they are by far the number one firm in terms of cases handled at the ITC and victories.”
James Adduci is noted for his work on behalf of technology and retail clients in patent and trademark disputes. He is valued for his “long view of the ITC and precedent,” a fact which makes him “a calming person to work with.” His awareness of commercial considerations on an international scale is also praised. Lou Mastriani is a seasoned figure in the market and is recognized for his longstanding experience handling a diverse range of ITC matters. He maintains a fine track record for his work with hi-tech clients. Tom Schaumberg is “one of the statesmen of ITC litigation,” offering clients “a very deep knowledge of the law and the judges.” Sources also praise the “professional advice and accurate judgment” he brings. Deanna Tanner Okun was noted as a prominent name at the firm as well, and has been listed in Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP for seven consecutive years.