Rebecca focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC). As a former attorney-advisor in the ITC's Office of the Administrative Law Judges and nearly a decade representing clients in ITC investigations, Rebecca has deep experience in this complex area of intellectual property litigation.
Rebecca has extensive knowledge of ITC practice and procedure, including substantial experience with the ITC’s unique domestic industry requirement. In addition to representing complainants, respondents, and third-parties in more than a dozen ITC investigations over her career, including several trials, Rebecca devoted three years of her career to advising the ITC’s ALJs on substantive and procedural issues in ITC investigations. Before returning to private practice, Rebecca served as attorney-advisor to ALJ Thomas B. Pender. Rebecca has executed and managed all aspects of ITC investigations, from initially filing or responding to a complaint through final hearing on the merits and subsequent Commission review.
Rebecca’s litigation experience is complemented by her technical background in electrical and computer engineering and former career as a software engineer and consultant. As a result, Rebecca is adept at effectively communicating with clients and their business partners and efficiently developing facts and cost effective, creative strategies for both claims and defenses. Her litigation experience covers a broad range of technologies, including microprocessors, graphics processors, semiconductor devices, non-volatile memory, networking, digital imaging, wireless base stations, and lithium-ion batteries.
Rebecca is a registered patent attorney with experience prosecuting patents and counseling clients on intellectual property issues involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights.
Representation of leading microprocessor and graphics processor design company in numerous ITC investigations and district court litigations where client’s technology was indirectly accused of patent infringement.
Representation of major memory manufacturer complainant in an ITC investigation concerning non-volatile memory products. Obtained favorable settlement after full hearing on the merits and just two days prior to the expected issuance of the initial determination.
Representation of respondent in an ITC investigation concerning wireless base stations. Rather than respond to client’s motion for sanctions for lack of a good faith basis for asserting patent infringement, complainant withdrew its complaint on the eve of trial.
Representation of complainant in an ITC investigation concerning display and auto focus functionalities in digital cameras. Case settled during expert discovery.
Representation of respondent in an ITC investigation concerning products implementing power supplies, variable speed fans and Network Address Port Translation. After full hearing on merits, the ALJ found no violation by respondent. The ALJ’s decision was affirmed by the Commission.