Steve Adkins focuses his practice specifically on Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and at U.S. Customs. Steve and his colleagues have handled more than 100 of these intense, fast-paced investigations, acting for respondents, complainants and third parties.
His experience spans a multitude of industries, including automotive, computer software, chemicals, mechanical patents, semiconductors, and telecommunications, making him a trusted adviser to respondents, complainants, and interested companies based in Asia, Europe, South America, and the United States.
Steve also represents clients in complex commercial litigation related to patent, trademark and trade dress infringement, trade secrets, and general business disputes. He offers his clients first-chair experience with bench and jury trials, as well as strength and skill 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.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, National Association of Corporate Directors
Member, Licensing Executives Society, Education Committee
Board member, Rose Group for Cross Cultural Understanding
Board member, Rotary Foundation
Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society
Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Member, ITC Trial Lawyers Association
Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
Member, ABA Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel Committee
Member, International Bar Association
Member, Asia Society
Member, The China Institute
Member, Foreign Policy Discussion Group
Member, Hong Kong Association of New York
Member, National Committee for US-China Relations
Member, Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C.
Member, Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.
Member, World Affairs Council
The Best Lawyers in America, 2023-2024
Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting, 2018
Chambers USA, 2016-2018
The Legal 500 US, 2016
IAM Patent 1000, Litigation: DC Metro Area, 2015-2016
IAM Patent 1000, International Trade Commission: National, 2015-2016