Steven E. Adkins

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Practices
Industries
International
Education
  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, 1991
  • Georgia College, BA, with Honors, 1984
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Affiliations

ITC Trial Lawyers Association

Corporate Counsel Committee, ABA Section of Litigation

Asia Society

The China Institute

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

Friends of the Freer/Sackler Museums

Hong Kong Association of New York

International Bar Association

National Committee for US-China Relations

Rotary Club of Washington DC

Rose Group for Cross Cultural Understanding, Board Member

Rotary Foundation, Board Member

World Affairs Council

Member, Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C.

Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society

Steve focuses his practice on Section 337 IP and trade litigation. He has handled approximately 55 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. He is a trusted advisor to both respondents and complainants based in the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. His experience spans a multitude of industries including automotive, computer software, telecommunications, chemicals, mechanical patents and semiconductors.

Steve also represents clients in complex commercial litigation related to patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, trade secrets and general business disputes. In addition to first-chair experience with bench and jury trials, he has appeared before state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Steve is a frequent speaker and author in the U.S. and abroad on matters related to intellectual property litigation and Section 337 investigations.

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Steve Adkins
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Washington, DC 20006-1040

Representation of client in patent litigation involving composite aerogel insulation materials and methods for manufacturing the same.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving baseband processor chips and chipsets, transmitter and receiver (radio) chips, power control chips, and products containing same, including cellular telephone handsets ("Kyocera").

Representation of client in patent litigation involving ceramic capacitors.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving flash memory controllers, drives, memory cards and media players.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving handheld electronic computing devices, related software and their components.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving intermediate bulk containers.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving laminated floor panels.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving laser bar code scanners, scan engines and their components.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving peripheral devices and components.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving prepegs, laminates, and finished circuit boards.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving semiconductor chips with minimized chip package size and products containing same (i and iii).

Representation of client in patent litigation involving semiconductor chips with dram circuitry.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving semiconductor integrated circuits using tungsten metallization.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving short-wavelength light emitting diodes, laser diodes certain sortation systems.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving switches.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving video game systems and controllers.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving drill bits.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving certain vision-based driver assistance system cameras & their components.

Representation of client in patent litigation involving toner cartridges and their components.

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property (Section 337), Nationwide, Chambers USA, 2016

Selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property – International Trade Commission, 2016

Named to the IAM Patent 1000, Litigation: DC Metro Area, 2015-2016

Named to the IAM Patent 1000, International Trade Commission: National , 2015-2016

Author, "Preparing For Discovery And Witness Selection At The ITC," Law360, May 13, 2016
Author, "The Calm Before The Storm: Responding To An ITC Complaint," Law360, February 2, 2016
Presenter, "Conducting Effective Discovery in Asia: A Unique Perspective on Data Collection in China, Japan and Korea," ACI, February 25, 2015
Presenter, "The Accused Infringer–Caught in the Crossfire—Strategies for Continuing to Do Business in the Face of an ITC Remedial Order," American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2008
Presenter, "An Introduction to Significant Issues in US Law," Presentation for a Delegation of Lawyers and Officials from the Jiangsu Province of China, Washington, DC, November 29, 2008
Presenter, "High-Stakes Patent Litigation Practice: Patent Litigation in the International Trade Commission, the Federal Circuit, and the Supreme Court," Cambridge, MA, November 28, 2007
Presenter, "Friend or Foe: Section 337 IP Infringement Investigations," Korean Electronic Association, Seoul, Korea, May 31, 2007