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Gary M. Hnath, Partner with Mayer Brown LLP, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s ITC Section 337 Litigation & Enforcement: A Look Back and a Sneak Peek to the Future Event

New York, NY, December 08, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Gary M. Hnath, Partner with Mayer Brown LLP, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “ITC Section 337 Litigation & Enforcement: A Look Back and a Sneak Peek to the Future.” This event is scheduled for January 25, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm (ET).

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About Gary Hnath

Gary Hnath is a Partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office. A graduate of Michigan State University and Harvard Law School, Gary focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling, including disputes involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement and trade secrets. He has participated in over 45 investigations at the US International Trade Commission under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, one of the principal forums for litigating intellectual property disputes involving imported articles.

A leading authority in the area of Section 337 litigation, Gary is a former senior staff attorney with the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations, president of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association, and Chair of the ITC Committee of the AIPLA. He has lectured throughout the United States and Asia and written widely on the subject of Section 337 investigations. Gary represented the first Chinese company to prevail after trial in a Section 337 investigation, and during the course of his career has been lead counsel in some of the most significant and high profile Section 337 investigations in a wide range of technologies, including cases involving concealed cabinet hinges, electric power tools, sucralose, sleep apnea treatment devices, coenzyme Q10, linear actuators, acesulfame potassium, laminated packaging, toner cartridges, dental positioning adjustment appliances, ground fault circuit interrupters, neodymium-iron-boron magnets, MVA viruses, computer forensic devices, vein harvesting surgical systems, and wind and solar-powered light posts and street lamps.

About Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is a firm with more than 1,500 lawyers—among the largest law firm workforces in the world. Mayer Brown operates in the world’s principal financial centers in America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Its presence and network in the world’s leading markets enables the firm to offer clients access to local market knowledge combined with a global reach.

Mayer Brown is noted for its commitment to client service and our ability to assist clients with their most complex and demanding legal and business challenges worldwide. It serves many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, CAC 40, DAX, Hang Seng and Nikkei index companies. The firm provides legal services in areas such as intellectual property; banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation and dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; US Supreme Court and appellate matters; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory and enforcement; government and global trade; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and wealth management.


Over the years, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has been actively involved in resolving unfair trade practices, especially patent infringement disputes under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. Section 337 provides an avenue for investigation of unlawful practices in import trade, including infringement of intellectual property rights. In the past few years, under an increasingly complex legal landscape, cases, investigations, and proceedings under Section 337 have exponentially increased.

Looking ahead, more cases involving Section 337 are expected to arise. To avoid potential business and legal risks, companies should keep themselves abreast of the significant developments surrounding the ITC's Section 377.

In this Live Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand the fundamentals as well as recent developments in the ITC’s Section 337 Litigation & Enforcement. Speakers will also provide a sneak peek of what lies ahead in 2018 and beyond.

Key topics include:

• Features of Section 337 Litigation
• Resolution of Section 337 Disputes
• Types of Remedial Orders Under Section 337
• The ITC's 100-Day Early Disposition Program
• Notable Court Rulings and Decisions
• Trends, Developments and Updates in 2018

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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