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Blaney Harper, Partner with Jones Day to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís ITC Section 337 Investigations: Your Thorough Guide for 2017 & Beyond

New York, NY, April 21, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Blaney Harper, Partner with Jones Day will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “ITC Section 337 Investigations: Your Thorough Guide for 2017 & Beyond.” This event is scheduled for May 3, 2017 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (ET).

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About Blaney Harper

Blaney Harper's practice focuses on representing electronics, software, and information technology companies in strategic patent litigation, including patent portfolio evaluation and enforcement, in United States District Courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and before the USPTO. Blaney's experience covers a broad cross-section of technology, including semiconductor structures, microprocessor architecture, memory, application-specific integrated circuits, and related hardware and software for applications such as wireless communications, fiber-optic networks, distributed computing, digital image processing, computational linguistics, computer controlled radiology, computer peripherals, accelerometers, and other electronic sensors. Blaney has been the lead lawyer defending against infringement allegations on multiple patents on behalf of Cree Inc. (concerning LEDs), Imagination Technologies (concerning Graphic Processors), NXP/Freescale (packaged semiconductors), Eastman Kodak Company (digital cameras), Sercel I/O (MEMs accelerometers), Lucent (internet infrastructure), and others. Blaney is a co-chair of the ITC practice at Jones Day and has been recognized in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) 1000 2014-2015 and in Managing Intellectual Property 2015 USIP Stars. Blaney also represents and counsels clients concerning patent portfolio development and patent prosecution, including appeal and post-grant proceedings, in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

About Jones Day

With its singular tradition and widely recognized record of client service, Jones Day provides formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions through the seamless collaboration of a true partnership that shares fundamental professional values. Spread across five continents, Jones Day has more than 2,500 lawyers in 44 offices located in major centers of business and finance around the world.

The Jones Day design mark is a registered service mark. The Jones Day service mark may not be used for any other purpose than that which is described herein without express, written permission from the Firm.


Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 prohibits unfair methods of competition and practices in import trade, particularly the importation or sale of infringing goods in the United States. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigations involve high stakes for both patent holders and parties accused of importing infringing products. The complex and challenging ITC investigations demands for a multi-disciplined approach that involves knowledge of intellectual property litigation and international trade and policy. It is important for businesses and their counsel to understand the unique procedural framework of the ITC Section 337 investigations.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to discuss ITC Section 337 investigations and offer a thorough guidance to navigate the complexities of Section 337 proceedings.

In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:

• Overview of Section 337
• ITC Section 337 Investigations Framework
• Asserting Section 337 Claims
• Issues and Challenges in a Section 337 Investigation
• Recent Filing Trends at the ITC

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 for an event, please visit:
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