We are delighted to welcome former U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Administrative Law Judge Theodore R. Essex to the Intellectual Property Litigation practice in Washington, D.C.
Appointed to the ITC bench in October 2007, Judge Essex has been at the forefront of intellectual property law issues for ten years, handling scores of Sec. 337 proceedings involving the world’s most valuable and renowned companies. He is the only person to have served as the President of both the Pauline Newman and Giles S. Rich American Inns of Court, which focus on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the most significant intellectual property issues. Judge Essex also teaches and speaks extensively on intellectual property issues across the globe for such organizations as the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel, ChIPs (dedicated to the advancing of women in technology law and policy), the Korean Judicial Conference, the Beijing Taipei Conference, the International Judges Conference in Brussels, and the National Taiwan University, among many others. Judge Essex is a professorial lecturer in law at George Washington University Law School, and a co-author of a chapter on ITC Mediation in one of the ABA’s foremost books on alternative dispute resolution.
“Judge Essex has been one of the most well-known and respected judges at the ITC, not only for his judicial work, but also for regularly sharing his intellectual property insights with lawyers, judges, and scholars around the world,” said Celine Crowson, head of Hogan Lovells’ Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology practice in the Americas.
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