Paulina focuses her practice on counseling clients through disputes involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets in federal courts and in Section 337 investigations before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). She also advises clients on trade-related matters before the Court of International Trade and the USITC.
I dedicate my practice to representing both domestic and foreign companies, as well as solo inventors in IP litigation matters before the USITC, federal courts, and other venues. My practice involves resolving disputes across a broad range of industries and technologies, including LED lighting devices, mobile electronic devices and chipsets, software, consumer products and household appliances, chemical processes and methods of production, and medical and biotechnological devices.
My litigation experience spans all phases, including pre-suit fact investigations, discovery management, depositions, evidentiary motions practice, and pre-trial and trial activities. I have also represented a number of clients in Section 337 investigations. My experience litigating the issues that arise during these fast-paced proceedings allows me to anticipate what type of information will be needed, where my clients might run into problems, and what an effective strategy might be, especially with issues unique to Section 337 proceedings like domestic industry, public interest, and the types of remedies available.
My experience representing complainants and respondents in Section 337 investigations allows me to provide clients with constructive litigation counseling on both offensive and defensive litigation strategy.
As we continue to innovate and develop new and exciting technologies for the future, effective intellectual property protection will play an important role in helping bring these new technologies to the marketplace. Just as the technologies evolve, however, the laws governing intellectual property rights and our approach to their enforcement and protection will also need to evolve to ensure adequate protection over our future innovations. Further, as globalization spreads these innovations worldwide, the USITC will continue to play a big role in helping protect U.S. intellectual property rights.
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of International Trade
George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors; Executive Editor, The American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, B.S., Neuroscience
An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.
In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.
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