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Seth A. Watkins, Ph.D., Joins Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP

Mar 3 2015
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP strengthens its bench by adding Seth A. Watkins, Ph.D. to the firm. 
(WASHINGTON, DC) As Washington international trade law firms continue to be absorbed by their larger counterparts, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP strengthens its bench by adding Seth A. Watkins, Ph.D. to the firm.
“Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg is quite pleased to add a strong IP litigator with a considerable technical background, as we strive to provide clients with a well-rounded team while we remain a small and specialized trade regulation law firm,” said Jim Adduci, managing partner. “We welcome more depth to our practice, and are thrilled with Seth’s arrival,” Adduci added.
As new Counsel in the firm, Seth will concentrate on Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), district court litigation, and appellate matters.  Seth has litigated many cases ranging from semiconductor and computer technologies to alternative energy technologies.  Aside from his ITC representations, Seth has been lead counsel in district court actions concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Seth has a Ph.D. from Duke University where his coursework and research focused on thin film science such as with semiconductors, ceramics, and superconductors. 
Since 1997, Seth has served on the adjunct engineering faculty at Duke.  He currently holds a joint appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and an Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice in the Master of Engineering Management Program.  Seth also has taught intellectual property law courses at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
About Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP

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).  The attorneys at the firm have received recognition from publications such as Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The National Law Journal, The Legal 500, Corporate Counsel, IP Law & Business, Managing Intellectual Property, SuperLawyers, Law 360, and the WashingtonianThe firm offers the largest group of international trade attorneys under one roof that specialize in Section 337 litigation.  Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 authorizes the ITC to exclude from the United States imported products that violate U.S. intellectual property rights or otherwise unfairly compete in the U.S. market.  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. A second edition of the firm’s American Bar Association (ABA) top-selling book entitled, A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission is also available in Chinese.  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. For more information about the firm, please visit

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