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Attorney on Staff—Working with the ITC Staff Attorney

October 31, 2023 (2 min read)

A Section 337 investigation includes not only a complainant and respondent, but a third party—the Office of Unfair Import Investigations (OUII)—that represents the interests of the public. The OUII is typically represented by one staff attorney, who is involved in nearly all aspects of an investigation, including fact and expert discovery, briefing related to discovery disputes, Markman briefing, fact and expert witness depositions, pre- and post-hearing briefing, opening statements at trial, and examination of trial witnesses. Dive into this practice note to explore the role of the OUII and staff attorney.

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