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What's Trending at the U.S. International Trade Commission: Empirical Analysis of Recent Rulings and Trends in Section 337 Litigation 2014

Speaker(s): Michael G. McManus, Nina S. Tallon
Recorded on: Mar. 28, 2014
PLI Program #: 55551

Michael G. McManus is co-chair of Duane Morris' ITC Section 337 Litigation Practice Group. Mr. McManus focuses his practice on patent-based Section 337 litigation before the ITC, along with patent-infringement litigation in federal district courts. He has been active in handling Section 337 investigations since 2001. Mr. McManus has also represented clients in administrative proceedings before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) concerning tariff classification, NAFTA, ITC exclusion orders and related matters. Prior to starting his private practice, he was an attorney advisor with CBP.

Mr. McManus is a 1993 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law and a graduate of Georgia State University (M.S., Chemistry; B.S., Biology) and the University of Georgia (B.A., Political Science).

Nina S. Tallon

Nina Tallon's practice focuses on patent litigation. She has represented clients in jury and bench trials in state courts, Federal Courts and in Section 337 matters before the US International Trade Commission. Ms. Tallon's cases have involved technologies such as microprocessors, digital cameras, flash memory devices, GPS, cellular and wireless communications, user interfaces, acoustics, diagnostic assays, enterprise management computer software and municipal drinking water disinfection.

Ms. Tallon received a JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001, where she served as publications editor of The Tax Lawyer, Law Fellow in the Georgetown Legal Research and Writing Program, and as a teacher's assistant in Advanced Legal Writing in Practice. Ms. Tallon received an AB from Princeton University.

Ms. Tallon is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, and before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


  • Litigation/Controversy
    • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2001
  • AB, Princeton University, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts