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Maureen Browne, an experienced litigator and counselor with a diverse practice, handles complex federal court matters involving commercial law, customs, international trade regulation and torts, as well as Section 337 cases in the International Trade Commission. She has assisted clients across a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and memory.

  • Representation of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. in an ITC investigation relating to audio processing software designed to cancel or reduce echoes and ambient noise. Covington reached a favorable settlement for the client before trial. 
  • Counsel to BP America, Inc. in defense of litigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, several state governments, and securities shareholders seeking recovery from BP for damages allegedly attributable to the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Successfully represented Ethicon in a Section 337 patent infringement case that proceeded to trial before Chief Judge Bullock.
  • Successfully represented Astra-Zeneca in multi-district product liability litigation involving its anti-psychotic medication, Seroquel®.
  • Counsel to Samsung in a variety of Section 337 matters.
  • Regularly consults with multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies on issues of product liability diligence and planning.       
  • Lead trial counsel to New Jersey-based nitrile glove manufacturer in Section 337 matter.
  • Lead counsel to California-based distributor of memory solutions in multiple district court and Section 337 matters.
  • Co-Lead counsel to Taiwanese chip packager in multiple district court and Section 337 matters.
  • Successfully represented Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. and its related entities in Section 337 action regarding erythropoietin (EPO).
  • Represented Q-Med Aktiebolag, the manufacturer of the dermal filler Restylane (R), and US distributors Medicis and McKesson, in Section 337 action successfully resulting in withdrawal of complaint.
  • Successfully represented Korea Kumho Petrochemical Company (KKPC) in Section 337 action regarding rubber antidegradants.
  • Represented domestic complainant in Section 337 action pertaining to microlithographic machinery resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Represented major Taiwanese electronics manufacturer before Customs, and CIT in appeal of imposition of duties.
  • Represented Energizer and its subsidiary Eveready Battery Company in Section 337 action against 26 US and Asian battery manufacturers.
  • Successfully represented Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. in a Section 337 action brought by Gemstar-TV Guide against it, Pioneer and Echostar resulting in favorable settlement following appeal to the CAFC and remand to the ITC.
  • Represented Tennessee-based farm chemical manufacturer, Drexel Chemical, in successful appeal to the CIT from Customs regarding imposition of duties.
  • Represented California-based Leapfrog, an educational toy manufacturing respondent, in a Section 337 action successfully resulting in withdrawal of complaint.
  • Represented Massachusetts-based machine vision system manufacturer in Section 337 investigation against Nikon Corporation, resulting in a favorable licensing and settlement agreement.
  • Successfully represented Rapistan Dematic, a Siemens company, in a Section 337 investigation against Vanderlande Industries, upheld on appeal before the CAFC.
  • Represented plaintiff government contractor Omniplex in trade secret misappropriation case against SAIC in the Eastern District of Virginia resulting in favorable settlement.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association
  • D.C. Bar, Intellectual Property Section
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, Nationwide - International Trade/IP - Section 337 (2009-2020)
  • Chambers Global, International Trade - Intellectual Property (Section 337) (US) (2012-2021)     
  • Managing Intellectual Property "IP Stars," Patent - DC (2019)
  • IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2012, 2015-2016)
  • Legal 500 US, Recognized for Patent Litigation - International Trade Commission (2012-2017) and Energy - Litigation (2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Patent (2015-2020)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, IP Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts (2016-2020)