"Mr. Beaber is a great first chair trial attorney, but he is also hands-on with respect to day-to-day activities in our disputes – this is a rare combination and one I value deeply."
Chambers & Partners Global 2016Jamie B. Beaber is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office, is a member of the Intellectual Property practice and leads the Section 337 Litigation practice. Jamie’s practice is focused on patent litigation matters before the US International Trade Commission under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and before US district courts across the country. Jamie is a vigorous and well-respected first-chair trial attorney and advocate for his clients with numerous accolades and honors. IAM Patent 1000 notes that Jamie “…cares immensely about his work and demonstrates a commitment to getting the best result. His early preparation gives him an excellent understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of his case, and his assessment of the likely results of certain actions in unerringly accurate. Having acted extensively for Asian companies, he really understands cultural differences, and he translates that into success in US litigation. That he has these faculties at a young age is particularly impressive.”
Section 337 Investigations. Jamie has lead more than 60 Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission, and several related appellate litigations before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His practice with respect to Section 337 includes extensive experience representing complainants and respondents in unfair import investigations concerning patent, trademark and trade dress infringement. Jamie’s technical background is in electrical engineering; however, his experience in Section 337 investigations involves a diverse array of technologies and products, including:
US District Court Patent Litigation. Jamie has lead more than 70 US district court patent litigation matters, specializing in such matters before the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, US District Court for the Western District of Texas, US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, US District Court for the District of Delaware, US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, US District Court for the District of Columbia, US District Court for the Southern District of California and the US District Court for the District of Maryland. Jamie has utilized his technical training in electrical engineering to successfully represent his clients in cases involving a wide range of technologies. Whether in the form of voluntary dismissals of complaints, favorable settlements, or favorable jury or bench verdicts following trial, he has a wealth of experience to draw upon.
Post Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. The implementation of the America Invents Act, and the creation of Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings, warrants consideration of IPR proceedings as part of an overall comprehensive patent litigation strategy. In addition to Jamie’s extensive patent litigation experience before various U.S. district courts and the ITC, he has extensive experience representing clients in IPR proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (“PTAB”). Docket Navigator has listed him as one of the “Top Attorneys in the PTAB” based on the number of IPRs filed. Jamie’s IPR practice includes representation in technology areas such as, for example, display technologies and optics, power management technologies, graphics processing, video streaming, microprocessor technologies and telecommunication standards and transmission technologies.
Customs Practice. Jamie has broad experience representing clients before US Customs and Border Protection on matters arising from Section 337 investigations. He has advised clients, both complainants and respondents, on the enforcement of exclusion orders issued by the US International Trade Commission, including advocating on behalf of clients before the Intellectual Property Rights Branch of Customs with respect to exclusion order language, exclusion order scope issues related to subsequently re-designed articles and formal Customs rulings. Jamie has also advised clients on Customs compliance issues, including tariff classification, country of origin, anti-circumvention issues, wrongful liquidations and voluntary disclosures.
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings. In addition to Jamie’s intellectual property litigation practice, he represents clients in all phases of antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, including investigations, administrative reviews, sunset reviews, Section 129 proceedings, changed circumstances reviews, and scope ruling requests, as well as in related appellate litigation before the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has represented clients in a broad spectrum of industries in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, including the steel, bearing, automobile, uranium, paper, furniture and agricultural industries, among others.
Jamie’s experience in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings also extends to counseling clients subject to antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings in foreign countries and advising clients and foreign governments on matters arising under the agreements of the World Trade Organization, including in the context of WTO dispute settlement proceedings.
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