Aimee Soucie represents clients in patent and trade secret litigation at the ITC, district courts, and Federal Circuit. When she began her career at Kenyon, her practice focused on chemical and pharmaceutical cases. She later completed a 2-year term at the ITC as an Attorney-Advisor to the ALJs, where her responsibilities included providing guidance to the ALJs on procedural disputes and substantive questions of law, and drafting initial determinations and Markman orders. At the ITC, she acquired in-depth knowledge of section 337 complexities and an insider understanding of ITC culture. Since returning to Kenyon, she has appeared in over 20 ITC investigations, providing advice and analysis on wide-ranging technologies and consumer products, particularly regarding ITC-specific issues, such as domestic industry, remedy, and the public interest. She recently successfully represented Lenovo, HP, and Sony in several ITC investigations. Ms. Soucie is also a co-author with T. Cy Walker, as well as editor, of the “go-to” ITC litigation treatise, Unfair Competition and the ITC.
- Sony in in an ITC patent infringement matter relating to GPS mapping, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi features in mobile phones and tablets, which resulted in a favorable settlement on behalf of Sony. Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets II, 337-TA-905, ALJ Pender.
- Lenovo in an ITC patent infringement matter relating to optical disc drives. Successfully argued that the complainant lacked standing to file the complaint, which terminated the investigation. Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same, 337-TA-897, ALJ Lord.
- Hewlett-Packard in an ITC patent infringement matter relating to flash memory card interfaces in computers, laptops, and printers. Successfully argued that the complainant failed to establish that it met the domestic industry requirement of Section 337, resulting in a precedent-setting Commission opinion holding that “a complainant alleging the existence of a domestic industry under 19 U.S.C. § 1337(a)(3)(C) must show the existence of articles” protected by the intellectual property right at issue. Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices, 337-TA-841, ALJ Essex.
- Apple in an ITC patent infringement matter relating to secure communication applications between mobile phones, tablets, and computers. Successfully argued that the complainant lacked standing to file the complaint, which terminated the investigation. Devices with Secure Communciation Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same, 337-TA-818, ALJ Shaw.
- Hebei Sukerui in an ITC patent infringement matter relating to the process of manufacturing sucralose. Successfully preserved Hebei Sukerui’s ability to import a generic version of Splenda® (sucralose) into the United States based on determinations of no infringement and no domestic industry. Sucralose, Sweeteners Containing Sucralose, and Related Intermediate Compounds Thereof, 337-TA-604, ALJ Bullock.
- Synthon in ANDA litigation against Pfizer’s allegations of patent infringement by a generic version of Norvasc® (amlodipine besylate monohydrate). Federal Circuit held in 2007 that Pfizer’s patent was invalid. Pfizer v. Synthon Holdings BV, et al. (M.D.N.C.).
- Teva in ANDA litigation against SKB’s allegations of patent infringement by a generic version of Lamictal® (lamotrigine). Case settled favorably after trial. SmithKline Beecham v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (D.N.J.).