Daniel F. Smith is an international trade and intellectual property attorney focusing his practice on Section 337 intellectual property investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission and intellectual property litigation in U.S. district courts and appeals before the Federal Circuit. He counsels clients on patent infringement, invalidity and other intellectual property issues involving patents, trademarks and trade dress, and copyrights.
Dan represents clients on issues specific to the International Trade Commission, as well as on patent-related issues in Section 337 investigations and U.S. district court litigation. His litigation experience covers a broad range of technologies, including consumer electronics and accessories, mobile electronic devices and chipsets, semiconductors, and various mechanical devices. He has successfully obtained broad relief for complainants and successfully defended respondents in complex, multi-party investigations. Dan's experience encompasses all phases of litigation including discovery, motions practice, deposing and defending key corporate, fact, and expert witnesses, trial activity, and pre- and post-trial activity. He also assists clients with pre-filing due diligence and post-investigation enforcement efforts.
Prior to joining the firm, Dan was an associate with a large firm where he focused on patent litigation. Dan also worked as an electrical engineer for a global engineering-construction organization providing design, manufacturing, and procurement management for the fabrication, testing, delivery, installation, and field support of electronic components used in U.S. Navy submarines and aircraft carriers.
Dan is a contributing author to the second and third editions of the American Bar Association's book entitled "A Lawyer's Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission."
While in law school, Dan studied international business and trade while at the Jagiellonian University in Poland, and competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held in Vienna, Austria. He also researched case law and wrote legal memoranda on various federal statutes as an intern with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C.
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, L.L.P. is a Washington D.C. law firm and internationally recognized leader in the field of international trade law with an emphasis on Section 337 intellectual property litigation before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). Founded in 1981, the firm has over 30 years of experience practicing before the ITC, all other federal agencies involved in international trade, the United States Court of International Trade, and federal district and appellate courts. As part of its Section 337 practice, the firm has participated in approximately one-third of all investigations instituted in the last ten years. In other areas of international trade law, the firm represents clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, as well as advises clients on Customs valuation and classification, and on country of origin, duty preference programs, sanctions, and export control issues. The firm also advises clients on trade policy issues, including import and export opportunities and barriers, enforcement, and regulatory hurdles. In addition to its international trade practice, the firm represents clients in a broad range of intellectual property disputes and counsels them on licensing and enforcement.