Areas of Practice
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, editor, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
  • University of North Dakota, B.S.
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Michigan
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of International Trade

Jamie B. Beaber

Partner
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6286
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Jamie B. Beaber, partner in Steptoe's Washington office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group and International Department.  His practice primarily focuses on intellectual property litigation, including unfair import actions under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as well as Customs issues arising from these proceedings. Mr. Beaber also has extensive experience representing clients in intellectual property litigation before US district courts across the country, particularly in the Eastern District of Texas and the District of Delaware.

Section 337 Investigations

Mr. Beaber has handled more than 45 Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission, and several related appellate litigations before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Beaber’s practice with respect to Section 337 includes extensive experience representing complainants and respondents in unfair import investigations concerning patent, trademark and trade dress infringement. Mr. Beaber's technical background includes significant coursework in electrical engineering while at university; however, his experience in Section 337 investigations involves a diverse array of technologies and products, including:

  • Mobile phones and computing devices;
  • Gaming consoles;
  • Wind turbines;
  • Various complex semiconductor devices;
  • Tunable laser chips;
  • Flat-panel televisions;
  • Cold cathode fluorescent lamps;
  • Short-wavelength light emitting diodes and laser diodes;
  • Accumulation and buffer systems;
  • Medical devices;
  • Hard disk drives;
  • Digital cameras;
  • Hybrid motors; and
  • Automobile components

For two consecutive years (2012-2013), he has been recognized by Law360 as a rising star for his achievements in Section 337 litigation.

Customs Practice

Mr. Beaber has broad experience representing clients before US Customs and Border Protection on matters arising from Section 337 investigations. Mr. Beaber 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. Mr. Beaber 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 Mr. Beaber’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. Mr. Beaber 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.

Mr. Beaber’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.

Pro Bono Representation

Mr. Beaber also provides pro bono representation to clients in connection with asylum and other immigration proceedings before US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Court and appeals to federal court.

Representative Matters

Section 337 Investigations

  • Certain Integrated Circuit Packages Provided With Multiple Heat-Conducting Paths and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-851, represented respondent LG Electronics
  • Certain Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Devices Containing Same, Inv. No. 377-TA-848, representing respondent Motorola Mobility Inc.
  • Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Control Technology, Inv. No. 337-TA-845, representing respondent Mitsubishi Electric
  • Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics, Inv. No. 337-TA-834, representing respondent Motorola Mobility, Inc.
  • Certain Automotive GPS Navigation Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-814, representing respondents Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan North America, Inc., Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC, Kia Motors Corp., Kia Motors America Inc., Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.
  • Certain Devices for Improving Uniformity Used in a Backlight Module and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-805, representing respondents LG Corporation, LG Electronics, Inc., and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
  • Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-796, representing respondents Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC
  • Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, and Tablet Computers, Inv. No. 337-TA-794, representing complainants Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC
  • Certain Motion Sensitive Sound Effects Devices and Image Display Devices and Components and Products Containing Same, Consol Inv. No. 337-TA-773, representing respondent Intec, Inc.
  • Certain Handbags, Luggage, Accessories and Packaging Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-754, representing complainants Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. and Louis Vuitton U.S. Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-753, representing respondent Motorola Mobility, Inc.
  • Certain Gaming and Entertainment Consoles, Related Software, and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-752, representing complainants Motorola Mobility, Inc. and General Instrument Corporation
  • Certain Mobile Devices and Related Software, Inv. No. 337-TA-750, representing respondents Motorola Mobility, Inc. and Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-745, representing complainant Motorola Mobility, Inc.
  • Certain Mobile Devices, Associated Software, and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-744, representing respondents Motorola Mobility, Inc. and Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • Certain Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) Inverter Circuits and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-666, representing respondent Microsemi Corporation
  • Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-665, representing respondents Seagate Technology, Seagate Technology (US) Holdings Inc., Seagate Technology LLC, Seagate Memory Products (US) Corporation, and Seagate (US) LLC
  • Certain Tunable Laser Chips, Assemblies and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-662, representing complainant JDS Uniphase Corporation
  • Certain Variable Speed Wind Turbines and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-641, representing respondents Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Americas, Inc., and Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
  • Certain Short-Wavelength Light Emitting Diodes, Laser Diodes and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-640, representing respondent Toshiba Corporation
  • Certain Hard Disk Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-616, representing respondent Toshiba America Information systems, Inc.
  • Certain Buffer Systems and Components Thereof Used in Container Processing Lines, Inv. No. 337-TA-609, representing respondents KHS AG and KHS USA, Inc.
  • Certain Endoscopic Probes for Uses in Argon Plasma Coagulation Systems, Inv. No. 337-TA-569, representing respondents Canady Technology LLC and Canady Technology Germany GmbH
  • Certain Foam Footwear, Inv. No. 337-TA-567, representing respondent Australia Unlimited, Inc.
  • Certain Combination Motor and Transmission Systems and Devices Used Therein, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-561, representing non-party Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Certain Point of Sale Terminals and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-524, representing respondents Lipman USA, Inc. and Lipman Electronic Engineering, Ltd.
  • Certain Ink Markers and Packaging Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-522, representing complainant Sanford, L.P.
  • Certain Digital Image Storage and Retrieval Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-520, representing complainant Ampex Corporation
  • Certain Automotive Measuring Devices, Products Containing Same, and Bezels for Such Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-494, representing respondents American Products Company, Inc., Equus Products, Inc., GR Motorsports, Inc., and Hiper Industries, Inc.
  • Certain Bearings and Packaging Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-469, representing complainant SKF USA Inc.

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings

  • Antifriction Bearings (Other than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts Thereof from Italy, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, DOC Inv. Nos. A-475-801, A-412-801, A-427-801, and A-428-801, representing respondents SKF USA Inc., SKF GbmH, SKF (UK) Limited, SKF France S.A., SKF Aerospace France S.A.S., SKF Industrie S.p.A., and Somecat S.p.A.
  • Antifriction Bearings (Other than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts Thereof from China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, ITC Inv. Nos. 731-TA-344, 391A, 392A, 392C, 393A, 394A, 396, 399A, representing respondents SKF USA Inc., SKF GmbH, SKF France, S.A., Sarma, SKF Industrie S.p.A., and SKF Aeroengine Bearings UK
  • Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Netherlands, DOC Inv. No. A-421-807, representing respondent Corus Staal BV
  • Hot-Rolled Products from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, ITC Inv. Nos. 701TA-404-408 and 731-TA-898-908, representing respondent Corus Staal BV
  • Lightweight Thermal Paper from Germany, DOC Inv. No. A-428-840, representing respondents Mitsubishi International Corporation, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Flensburg GmbH, and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Bielefeld GmbH
  • Lightweight Thermal Paper from China, Germany, and Korea, ITC Inv. Nos. 701-TA-451 and 731-TA-1126-1128, representing respondents Mitsubishi International Corporation, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Flensburg GmbH, and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Bielefeld GmbH
  • Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from China, DOC Inv. No. A-570-956, representing MC Tubular Products, Inc.
  • Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from China, ITC Inv. Nos. 701-TA-469 and 731-TA-1168, representing MC Tubular Products, Inc.
  • Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and China, ITC Inv. Nos. 701-TA-456 and 731-TA-1151-1152, representing respondent Mitsubishi International Food Ingredients, Inc.
  • Steel Wire Garment Hangers from China, DOC Inv. No. A-570-918, representing respondents Willert Home Products, Inc. and Willert Home Products (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
  • Steel Wire Garment Hangers from China, ITC Inv. No. 731-TA-1123, representing respondents Willert Home Products, Inc. and Willert Home Products (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
  • Low Enriched Uranium from France, ITC Inv. Nos. 701-TA-409, 731-TA-909, representing petitioners USEC Inc. and United States Enrichment Corporation
  • Durum Wheat and Hard Red Spring Wheat from Canada, DOC Inc. No. A-122-845, A-122-847, representing respondent the Canadian Wheat Board

Noteworthy

  • Ranked, IAM Patent 1000, Litigation (ITC):  DC Metro Area, 2013
  • Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, International Trade Commission:  National, 2013
  • Named in Legal 500 US for Patent Litigation:  International Trade Commission, 2013
  • Handled more than 45 Section 337 investigations
  • Named Rising Star by Law360 for achievements in Section 337 litigation, 2012-2013

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association - Vice Chair International Trade Committee
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association – Vice Chair Section 337 Committee