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Dr. Pallavi Seth has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property and economic policy.

She has assisted counsel for leading technology companies, including Intel, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Macronix, LG, and Garmin; trade associations; and government agencies.

Dr. Seth is a testifying expert in Section 337 investigations at the ITC. Most recently, she assisted counsel for Broadcom, ARRIS, Arista, Netgear, Technicolor, Comcast, and HTC in Semiconductor Devices and Packages (337-TA-1010), testifying on economic issues related to remedy and bonding. She also recently testified in Air Mattress Systems (337-TA-971) on public interest, remedy, and bonding. She has assisted in numerous high-profile cases, including Multimedia Display (337-TA-694), where she assisted counsel for respondent Garmin to evaluate the economic prong of the domestic industry, and Microprocessors (337-TA-781), where she assisted Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Joseph Stiglitz in evaluating the impact of an exclusion order on public interest.

Dr. Seth has significant experience in evaluating economic injury from misappropriation of trade secrets. In Crawler Cranes (337-TA-887), she assisted counsel for Complainant Manitowoc in evaluating the extent to which misappropriation of trade secrets by the Respondent had caused injury to the domestic industry. The ALJ granted a motion for summary determination that found that Manitowoc had shown that actions by the Respondent had injured or threatened to injure the domestic crawler crane industry. Most recently she assisted Counsel for Complainant, Jawbone, in Activity Tracking Devices (337-TA-963) in evaluating economic injury from misappropriation of trade secrets.

Dr. Seth has also prepared testimony and led case teams in intellectual property matters in U.S. district courts, including the assessment of commercial success and the calculation of damages associated with patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. In the context of IP cases, she has assisted counsel for leading medical device, commercial machinery, technology and telecommunications, and heavy-equipment manufacturers.

In addition to her expertise in Section 337 and intellectual property matters, Dr. Seth is experienced in applying the tools of economic analysis to policy questions and has performed numerous policy analyses across various industries. She recently assisted the Office of the Governor of Massachusetts in evaluating the proposed plan for hosting the Olympic Games and the economic impacts of hosting the Games on the Commonwealth.

Dr. Seth has assisted leading companies in nearly two dozen Section 337 investigations. She is the Vice-Chair of the ABA-IPL ITC Committee and a frequent speaker at CLE events.

Representative Engagements
Certain Air Mattress Systems, Inv. No. 337-TA-971

Brattle assisted counsel for respondents, Sizewise et al. in an investigation concerning air mattress systems. We prepared a report analyzing the impact of the proposed remedy on the public health and welfare in the U.S. Dr. Pallavi Seth provided an expert report, deposition testimony, and trial testimony at the ITC.

Certain Devices Containing Non-Volatile Memory and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-922 and Certain Non-Volatile Memory Chips and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-916
Brattle economists assisted counsel for Macronix as complainant and respondent, respectively, in investigations concerning non-volatile memory, such as Flash memory. Dr. Seth led the Brattle team and prepared several expert reports. She evaluated domestic investments related to the asserted patents, the appropriate scope of an exclusion order based on evaluation of the EPROMs factors, whether the economic conditions of the industry supported the issuance of a general exclusion order, the propriety and scope of any cease and desist orders, and the appropriate bond. She also analyzed the four public interest factors to evaluate the impact of the proposed remedy on the U.S. public interest.
Certain Crawler Cranes and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-887
Brattle economists assisted counsel for complainant Manitowoc in an investigation concerning crawler cranes. She prepared a report evaluating Manitowoc’s domestic investments related to the asserted patents and the extent to which misappropriation of trade secrets by Sany had led to or were likely to lead to loss of sales, revenue and market position, damage to reputation, and price erosion within the domestic industry for crawler cranes. The ALJ granted a motion for summary determination, finding that Manitowoc had satisfied the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement and had shown that actions by Sany had injured or threated to injure the domestic crawler crane industry. In its opinion, the Commission affirmed related parts of the ALJ’s ID and issued a cease and desist order against Sany America with respect to the asserted trade secrets for 10 years.
Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Tablet Computers, Media Players and Televisions, and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-862
Brattle economists assisted counsel for Samsung as respondent in an investigation concerning electronic devices. Dr. Seth led the Brattle team and prepared a report evaluating Ericsson’s alleged domestic investments in exploiting the asserted patents, in light of the Multimedia Display Decision.
Certain Microprocessors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-781
On behalf of respondents Intel, HP, and Apple over patents related to energy-conditioning architecture for microprocessors, The Brattle Group prepared an expert report analyzing the four public interest factors to evaluate the impact of the proposed remedy on the U.S. public interest. Dr. Seth led the Brattle team, including Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz who provided an expert report as well as deposition and hearing testimony in this matter. The ALJ in his initial determination found no violation of Section 337 and public interest factors weighing against an exclusion order. In its opinion, the Commission affirmed the ALJ’s ID and terminated the investigation.
Analysis of the Boston 2024 Proposed Summer Olympic Plans
Brattle economists prepared a report for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Governor of Massachusetts, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House evaluating Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. Dr. Seth co-authored the report and led the Brattle team. The report detailed the components of the bid, tested its assumptions to examine potential risks, evaluated who would have borne the responsibility if any adverse risks had been realized, and estimated the potential economic impacts of the Olympic Games on the Commonwealth. Using input-output modeling, the report estimated that pre-Olympic Games expenditures would have generated approximately 29,250 job-years and $5.67 billion of output over the six years leading up to the Olympic Games; and during-Olympic Games expenditures would have generated approximately 30,300 job-years and $4.63 billion of output during the year of the Olympic Games. To put these figures into perspective, the number of jobs would have been less than one percent of Massachusetts residents employed as of June 2015, and the contribution of the Olympic Games to Commonwealth GDP would also have been less than one percent.
Certain Multimedia Display and Navigation Devices and Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-694
Counsel for Garmin, the respondents in this case, retained The Brattle Group to evaluate the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement. Dr. Seth prepared a rebuttal report evaluating the complainant Pioneer’s investment in exploiting the asserted patents. In this landmark decision, the ITC determined that Pioneer’s U.S. licensing activities were insufficient to establish domestic industry and terminated the investigation with a finding of no violation by Garmin.
Publications
Report
REIT Supported Wireless Infrastructure: Foundation of the Mobile Economy
July 11, 2017
Prepared for The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA)

This report discusses how the wireless infrastructure industry will impact the U.S. economy in the coming years, as mobile wireless services and networks continue to expand.

Report
Border Adjustment Import Taxation: Impact on the U.S. Crude Oil and Petroleum Product Markets
December 16, 2016

The whitepaper finds that the U.S. House of Representatives’ Tax Reform Task Force Blueprint (the Blueprint) would lead to an increase in the domestic price of crude oil.

Article
A Quick Guide to Patent Damages Discovery
August 15, 2016
Kevin Neels, Pallavi Seth, and Jeffrey C. Metzcar
Published in Law360
The article discusses the types of information attorneys and economic experts find valuable in patent infringement litigation.
Article
Determining Injury From Trade Secret Misappropriation At ITC
December 2015
Mark L. Whitaker, Pallavi Seth, and Kevin Neels
Published in Law360
Report
Analysis of the Boston 2024 Proposed Summer Olympic Plans
August 17, 2015
Coleman D. Bazelon, Pallavi Seth, Steven Herscovici, Mark P. Berkman, Allen R. Sanderson, Brad Humphreys, Joseph J. Floyd, and Michael P. Abasciano
Prepared for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House
Report
Analysis of the Boston 2024 Proposed Summer Olympic Plans - Executive Summary
August 17, 2015
Coleman D. Bazelon, Pallavi Seth, Steven Herscovici, Mark P. Berkman, Allen R. Sanderson, Brad Humphreys, Joseph J. Floyd, and Michael P. Abasciano
Prepared for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House
Presentation
Section 337 at the U.S. International Trade Commission: Patents and Beyond
July 30, 2015
Pallavi Seth, Karin Norton, Mark L. Whitaker, Elizabeth Winston, and Charlie McMahon
Presented at the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting
Presentation
The U.S. International Trade Commission Beyond Tech Patents—Fashion, Digital Downloads, Trademarks & Trade Secrets
February 09, 2015
Pallavi Seth, Kate Bouquard, Josh Pond, Gillian Thackray, and Vaishali Udupa
Presented at the New York State Bar Association's 138th Annual Meeting
Presentation
ITC in Flux: Learnings from Recent Developments
April 04, 2014
Pallavi Seth, Lynn I. Levine, Eric S. Namrow, and Kimberly Parke
Presented at the American Bar Association’s 29th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
Presentation
Safeguarding U.S. Intellectual Property Rights: The Domestic Industry Requirement of Section 337
July 25, 2013
Prepared for a West LegalEd CLE Program
Presentation
Making a Public Interest Case at the ITC
June 19, 2013
Pallavi Seth, Vaishali Udupa, Mark Whitaker, and Kimberly Parke
Presented at the American Bar Association CLE Program
Presentation
Making a Public Interest Case at the International Trade Commission (ITC)
February 07, 2013
Prepared for a West LegalEd CLE Program
Article
An Economic View of ITC 337 Cases and the Public Interest
November 21, 2012
Published in Law360
Article
An Economic View Of The ITC's Domestic Industry
June 18, 2012
Published in Law360
Report
Beyond the Casino Floor: Economic Impacts of the Commercial Casino Industry
February 2012
Published by American Gaming Association
News & Events
February 21, 2019
Pallavi Seth to Participate in The Knowledge Group Webinar on Section 337 Investigations and the ITC

Brattle Principal Pallavi Seth will participate in The Knowledge Group's webinar, "Section 337 Investigations and the ITC in the 2019 Landscape," to be held February 21 from 12:00-2:00 pm (ET).

November 07, 2018
Pallavi Seth to Participate in The Knowledge Group Webinar on Trade Secrets Theft

Brattle Principal Pallavi Seth will participate in The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Trade Secrets Theft Uprising: What You Should Know and Do for Your Company’s Protection,” taking place November 7 from 12:00-2:00 pm (ET).

September 28, 2017
Pallavi Seth to Present on The Knowledge Group’s Webinar on ITC Section 337 Litigation

Brattle Principal Pallavi Seth will participate on The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “ITC Section 337 Litigation: Tips & Strategies for Your Firm,” taking place September 28, 2017 from 12-2 pm EST.

August 24, 2017
Pallavi Seth Appointed Chair of ABA's International Trade Commission Committee

Brattle Principal Pallavi Seth has been appointed as Chair of the International Trade Commission (ITC) Committee, part of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL), for the upcoming 2017-2018 membership year.

July 18, 2017
Pallavi Seth to Discuss Fundamentals of Trade Secret Litigation on ABA Webinar

Brattle Principal Pallavi Seth will present during the American Bar Association’s (ABA) webinar on “Fundamentals of Today’s Trade Secret Litigation: The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), Section 337 at the International Trade Commission (ITC), and More,” taking place July 18, 2017 from 1:00-2:30 pm EST.

July 11, 2017
Brattle Report Discusses the Impact of the Wireless Infrastructure Industry on the U.S. Economy

Brattle economists have authored a report discussing how the wireless infrastructure industry will impact the U.S. economy in the coming years, as mobile wireless services and networks continue to expand.

December 16, 2016
Tax Reform Task Force Blueprint Could Lead to Increase in Domestic Retail Prices of Gasoline and Diesel Fuel, According to Brattle Whitepaper

A whitepaper released today by leading energy and commodities expert Philip Verleger and economists at The Brattle Group finds that the U.S. House of Representatives’ Tax Reform Task Force Blueprint (the Blueprint) would lead to an increase in the domestic price of crude oil.

August 15, 2016
Article by Brattle Economists Provides Guide to Patent Damages Discovery

Brattle Principals Kevin Neels and Pallavi Seth, along with Jeffrey C. Metzcar, partner at Thompson Hine, recently wrote an article published in Law360 discussing the types of information attorneys and economic experts find valuable in patent infringement litigation.

July 25, 2016
Brattle Announces Promotions of Sanem Sergici and Pallavi Seth to Principal

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce the promotions of Sanem Sergici and Pallavi Seth to principal.

February 11, 2016
Pallavi Seth to Present on Trade Secrets at DC Bar’s “Off the Record” Program

Brattle Senior Associate Pallavi Seth will present at the DC Bar’s “Off the Record” luncheon program, taking place on February 11, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

December 07, 2015
Brattle Economists Co-Author Article on Determining Injury from Trade Secret Misappropriation before the ITC

Brattle economists Pallavi Seth and Kevin Neels have recently written an article that examines the types of evidence required to show injury to a domestic industry from trade secret misappropriation before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

October 30, 2015
Pallavi Seth Appointed Vice-Chair of ABA’s International Trade Commission Committee

Senior associate Pallavi Seth has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the International Trade Commission (ITC) Committee in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) for the upcoming 2015-2016 membership year.

August 18, 2015
Report by Brattle Economists Assesses Potential Economic Impacts of Boston’s Proposed Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympic Games

Economists at The Brattle Group have authored a report that provides an independent analysis of the potential economic impacts of Boston’s proposed bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

July 30, 2015
Pallavi Seth to Present on Intellectual Property and the ITC at the ABA Annual Meeting

Brattle senior associate Pallavi Seth will present on International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 intellectual property claims at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Meeting, taking place July 30-August 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

May 18, 2015
Brattle Economists Analyze Injury to the Domestic Industry for American Crane Manufacturer in a Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Investigation at the ITC

Brattle consultants assisted counsel for Manitowoc Cranes in analyzing the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement in a case before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

May 14, 2015
Brattle Experts Assist in Securing Favorable Outcome for Client in Nortel’s Bankruptcy Allocation Trial

A decision reached by the Courts' regarding the allocation of Nortel's $7.3 billion liquidation proceeds relied heavily on the findings by Brattle experts.

January 27, 2015
Brattle Senior Associate Pallavi Seth to Speak on Panel at New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting

Pallavi Seth will present on a panel at the upcoming New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Law Section.

August 08, 2014
Brattle Consultants Provide Expert Testimony and Litigation Support in Recently-Concluded Nortel Bankruptcy Proceedings

The Brattle Group was retained by counsel for the UK Pension claimants to opine on allocation and claims issues in Nortel’s bankruptcy proceedings. Brattle experts sponsored and supported two testifying experts in recently-concluded trials.