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IP Insights / ITC Intelligence 2021
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Mar 18, 2021
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Release Date: March 18th, 2021
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While in terms of volume of IP-related cases, Section 337 of the International Trade Commission (ITC) is not comparable to district courts, ITC is still a great tool leveraged by the companies to protect their market share in the US. The ITC cases are often at a much faster pace compared to district court cases and cost about the same or even more. 

Over the past year, the ITC Section 337 as well as District Court Patent Litigation have become more active.

The estimated market for Section 337 of ITC is between $300 million to $400 million per year. Each case on average may cost the company between $4 million to $6 million, which is quite comparable to district court cases, but the company has to make that investment in about 12 months as opposed to district court cases, which is normally over a course of 2-3 years. Because of this, ITC cases are often more labor-intensive.

In February of 2021, we are releasing our second edition of ITC Intelligence Report (2021 Edition). The report covers ITC cases filed under Section 337 between January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2020. 

We have looked at all the attorneys, law firms and companies involved in Section 337 ITC cases over the last almost six years and have ranked them based on performance and activity. 

This year, we plan to dedicate a brand new section to ITC local counsel. We also are going to add a chapter, covering the estimated cost of ITC.

We have calculated the performance and activity scores and have ranked the top 100 attorneys, law firms and companies in different categories based on performance and activity (similar to our other reports, the extended Excel file that comes with the report, covers all companies, law firms and up to 1,000 most active ITC attorneys).

Some interesting facts from this report include the followings:

  • Since 2015, more than 300 ITC Section 337 cases have been filed
  • 350+ law firms have been involved at various capacities including representation of the complainants or respondents in one or more cases.
  • 11,000+ professionals including more than 7,000 attorneys, many experts, translators, photographers, court recorders, etc. dirctly or indirectly worked on these cases
  • 1,500+ companies were named either as complainants or respondents. 
  • 800+ patents were at the center of these cases

Similar to other reports, we will provide a Press Kit and the firms will be able to have a press release or publish the digital badges on their sites. 

Note: If you are interested in all our Intelligence Reports including ITC, IPR, and Prosecution, consider Patexia Concierge Program which also provides your organization with online access to various stats related to all IP firms and attorneys.


  1. Many law firms and attorneys struggle to distinguish themselves in the ITC space, so we have evaluated about 400 law firms and 7,000+ attorneys on activity and performance, enabling attorneys and practice groups to market themselves based on independent third-party rankings and proven results.
  2. You can use the statistics we have provided in the report to emphasize your strengths for potential clients.
  3. If you are ranked in the report, it means you or your firm are in the top 1 to 10 percentile in the respective category.


  1. Many companies struggle to find the right counsel when it comes to ITC. So we evaluated about 400 law firms and 7,000 attorneys on activity and performance, enabling companies to choose based on independent third-party rankings and proven records.
  2. When you consider the budget for outside counsel, the hourly rates some of the top attorneys charge, and the value of your intellectual property, we feel that the statistics and analysis provided in this report can provide valuable insights and be a part of your decision-making process.  
  3. The attorneys named in the report represent the top 1 to 2 percentile in their respective categories.

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