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Lynn I. Levine

Lynn I. Levine

U.S. International Trade Commission
Former Director of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations
Alexandria, VA, USA

Lynn I. Levine

Ms. Levine is an independent legal consultant, principally focusing on matters relating to Section 337 litigation before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).  As the former Director of the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations (OUII), Ms. Levine has extensive experience across all phases of Section 337 litigation, including pre-filing complaint reviews, institution proceedings, and the discovery, trial, review and remedy phases of Section 337 investigations.  During her 25-year tenure as Director of OUII, the office participated in more than 500 Section 337 investigations, which frequently focused upon sophisticated patented technologies, particularly in the computer, information technology and telecommunications fields.  In addition to patent-based investigations, Ms. Levine worked on investigations involving other intellectual property rights and forms of unfair competition, including trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation.  While at the ITC, Ms. Levine participated in various rule-making proceedings regarding the conduct of Section 337 proceedings and provided technical advice pertaining to legislative developments and policy issues.

In addition to her substantive litigation responsibilities, in her capacity as a Senior Executive Service member, Ms. Levine shouldered a range of other management responsibilities while at the ITC.  These responsibilities included chairing the ITC’s Strategic Planning Subcommittee, acting as coordinator for the ITC’s strategic operation covering intellectual property-based import investigations, and serving on the agency’s Budget Committee and Executive Resources Board.

Before becoming Director of OUII, Ms. Levine worked as a Supervisory Attorney in that office for three years where she directly supervised the day-to-day work of OUII’s Staff Attorneys on Section 337 investigations.  Ms. Levine had also previously served as a Staff Attorney in both OUII and the ITC’s Office of General Counsel.  Prior to joining the staff of the ITC, Ms. Levine was engaged in private practice in Washington, D.C. for five years with the firm of Howrey & Simon, where she concentrated on antirust litigation and counseling for Fortune 500 companies in several different industry sectors.


  • Recipient of Presidential Rank Award in 2008 for work in the intellectual property area.
  • Speaker on topics relating to Section 337 proceedings at numerous intellectual property seminars, including conferences sponsored by the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, ITC Trial Lawyers Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, D.C. Bar Association, American Conference Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Southwestern Legal Foundation, George Washington University Law School, and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. 


  • B.A., Kirkland/Hamilton College, 1974
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 1977

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association

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