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Eric W. Schweibenz, Partner with Oblon to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís ITC Section 337 Litigation: Tips & Strategies for Your Firm Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 16, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Eric W. Schweibenz, Partner with Oblon will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “ITC Section 337 Litigation: Tips & Strategies for Your Firm.” This event is scheduled for September 28, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Eric W. Schweibenz

Eric W. Schweibenz is a partner in Oblon’s Litigation and ITC Litigation practice groups focused on patent litigation in the federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). With extensive legal experience, Mr. Schweibenz also counsels clients in all fields on a full range of trademark and copyright law issues. As a result of his successes, Mr. Schweibenz has been recognized by independent rankings outlets as a leading patent practitioner in ITC and Patent Litigation.

Mr. Schweibenz’s extensive experience in complex litigation includes representing both domestic and foreign companies and their U.S. affiliates and subsidiaries across a spectrum of diverse technologies, including automotive and hybrid electric vehicles and components thereof, medical devices, semiconductors, gas turbine engines, liquid crystal display innovations, and oil and steel production. Mr. Schweibenz received a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law.

About Oblon

For nearly 50 years, Oblon has provided a full range of intellectual property services to companies based in Japan, France, Germany, Italy, the United States and other areas of the world. Many of the firm’s culturally aware attorneys speak several languages, including Japanese, French, German, Mandarin and Korean, to enable more efficient communication with the firm’s global clients. Oblon’s team of 130+ attorneys, registered patent agents, and technical advisors include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of intellectual property law.

The Firm is consistently recognized as an industry leader, with annual accolades from reputable publications such as U.S. News & Best Lawyers, Chamber & Partners, and Intellectual Property Today. The Firm has obtained more U.S. utility patents than any other firm in the world for over 27 consecutive years.


Under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) covers IP cases related to imported goods. ITC litigation presents unique challenges to the parties in the lawsuit. It involves litigating technologically complicated lawsuits in a short period of time. Litigating Section 337 cases should not be like litigating a jury case since these are not district court cases.

To ensure effective representation, litigators must be well-versed with the patent prosecution process and must have comprehensive technical or scientific background in order to evaluate and present arguments on the main issues driving the case. Legal strategies should also be developed and executed to maximize opportunities while minimizing disruption to clients’ business.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to discuss ITC Section 337 litigation and to offer tips and strategies that will help litigators overcome the complexities of Section 337 proceedings. Speakers will also provide an in-depth discussion of key Section 337 litigation developments.

Key topics include:

• Overview of Section 337
• ITC Section 337 Investigations Framework
• Notable Cases
• Litigation Challenges
• Litigation Tips and Strategies
• Latest Litigation Trends and Developments

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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