Paul M. Bartkowski is an intellectual property and international trade attorney focusing his practice on Section 337 intellectual property investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Prior to joining the firm, Paul served as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission where he advised the Commission on matters relating to Section 337 and represented the Commission in appellate litigation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. While at the Commission, he drafted briefs and presented oral arguments to the Federal Circuit in multiple cases. He also acted, on interim bases, as legal counsel to two Commissioners. Paul was previously in private practice at a large, international firm where his practice focused on patent litigation.
Paul applies this experience to effectively represent clients on issues specific to the International Trade Commission, as well as on patent-related issues in Section 337 investigations. Through his experience at the Commission and the firm, Paul was involved in many of the Commission's recent high-profile cases and litigation.
Paul 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."
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.