Skip to Main Content

International Trade

We provide economic analysis and expert testimony in Section 337, antidumping, countervailing duty, and escape clause investigations.

Our economists have extensive experience with trade-related disputes in highly specialized forums involving a range of high-tech, industrial, manufactured, and agricultural products. We offer sophisticated capabilities in economic modeling, econometrics, and financial analysis to support our clients, and we have appeared before the International Trade Commission, the Department of Commerce, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and a number of foreign trade authorities.


Below is a list of representative engagements for our International Trade practice.

ITC general exclusion order (GEO) in patent infringement matter

A Brattle team was retained by counsel for the complainants – Electrolux Home Products, Inc. (Electrolux) and KX Technologies, LLC (KXT) – in a US International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation into the patent infringement of certain refrigerator water filters. Brattle analyzed and provided expert testimony on the domestic investments made by the complainants, as well as the barriers to and costs of entering the US market in support of a GEO. The ITC issued a GEO that banned infringing water filters from any source, even infringing water filters from unnamed respondents. 

Brattle Experts & Consultants
Academic Advisors & Other Outside Experts
Richard B. Mancke
Academic Advisor
Leipzig Graduate School of Management
View Bio
Bruce A. Seaman
Academic Advisor
Georgia State University
View Bio
Determining Injury From Trade Secret Misappropriation At ITC
December 2015
Mark L. Whitaker, Pallavi Seth, and Kevin Neels
Published in Law360
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
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
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
Safeguarding U.S. Intellectual Property Rights: The Domestic Industry Requirement of Section 337
July 25, 2013
Prepared for a West LegalEd CLE Program
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
Making a Public Interest Case at the International Trade Commission (ITC)
February 07, 2013
Prepared for a West LegalEd CLE Program
An Economic View of ITC 337 Cases and the Public Interest
November 21, 2012
Published in Law360
An Economic View Of The ITC's Domestic Industry
June 18, 2012
Published in Law360
Section 337 Litigation
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
International Trade Brochure
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
News & Knowledge
August 24, 2020
Pallavi Seth and Coleman Bazelon to Speak at ITC Litigation and Enforcement Conference

Principals Pallavi Seth and Coleman Bazelon will join panels at the American Conference Institute (ACI) 12th Annual Practitioners’ Think-Tank on ITC Litigation and Enforcement, which will take place August 24–25.

February 05, 2020
Brattle Economists Analyze Domestic Industry and General Exclusion Order in a Section 337 Investigation for Electrolux

The Brattle Group was retained to analyze Electrolux and KXT's domestic investments, as well as the barriers to and costs of entering the US market in support of a GEO. 

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.

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).