Eric Namrow has over 20 years of experience representing clients in high-stakes intellectual property litigation. Eric is the leader of the IP practice in the Washington, DC office and chairs the firm’s practice before the US International Trade Commission. He has litigated more than 75 ITC investigations, including more than two dozen that have gone through trial.
Global Intellectual Property magazine has named Eric as among a handful of “international IP specialists” who has “an absolute command of the relevant technology” and “the ability to explain complicated science in a straightforward, simplified manner.” Legal 500 describes Eric as “a superstar IP lawyer and well respected by the staff at the ITC.” IAM Patent 1000 notes that Eric “maintains an unrelenting focus on the business interests of his clients” and that he “relishes the high-level contact” with company boards and CEOs.
Eric has experience litigating IP cases in the ITC and district courts across the US as well as appeals to the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court. He represents clients in a range of technologies and industries and has litigated and tried patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. At the ITC, Eric has handled dozens of cases through trial and Commission review, and he has a deep understanding of the unique rules and practice in this particularized forum. Eric likewise has extensive experience in related proceedings before Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Circuit, and the Court of International Trade. He also regularly litigates IP cases in US district courts throughout the US and has taken many such cases through jury verdict and appeal. Eric regularly speaks and writes on IP and ITC-specific issues, and he has taught IP law as an adjunct professor.
As the leader of the IP practice in the Washington, DC office—the largest IP group across the firm’s global offices—Eric is responsible for more than 50 lawyers, patent agents, and other professionals. IAM Patent 1000 has recognized that Morgan Lewis’ “star is on the ascendant at the ITC” and praised the fact that Eric is “[t]aking charge of a dedicated and highly specialized Section 337 crew.”
Eric is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice and has handled cases in areas ranging from child welfare, landlord tenant, prison reform, and entertainment. Eric is also active in his community, serving on the boards of local schools and religious charitable organizations.
The largest internet-based retailer in the US in an ITC investigation involving a consumer product device.
One of the world’s largest retail store chains in an ITC investigation involving a trademark on the design of a popular line of shoes.
A prominent telecommunication and wireless company in a complex patent litigation pending in ED Texas.
A leading marine equipment company in an ITC patent case involving GPS location technology.
A prominent online retailer in an ITC investigation relating to semiconductor technology.
A leading producer of flat panel displays in multiple ITC cases.
A multinational consumer electronics company in the ITC, the District of Delaware, and the Northern District of California.
A global telecommunications company in an ITC investigation.
A digital television company in litigation before the ITC, the Central District of California, the Federal Circuit, and the Court of International Trade.
A flash memory manufacturer in the ITC and the Northern District of California.
A major producer of computer switches in an ITC investigation.
A leading vaccine company in the ITC and the District of Delaware.
A medical device company in the ITC and the District of Delaware.
A global manufacturer of aircraft technology in the Western District of Tennessee.
A multinational nutritional supplement producer in the District of Delaware.
University of Maryland School of Law, 1996, J.D.
Oxford University, 1993, M.Phil.
Bucknell University, 1989, B.A.
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Federal Claims
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the District of Maryland
Clerkship to Judge Lawrence Rodowsky of the Court of Appeals of Maryland (1996 - 1997)
Awards and Affiliations
Leading Lawyer, Tax: US taxes: non-contentious, The Legal 500 US (2022)
Recommended, Tax: US taxes: contentious, The Legal 500 US (2022)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission), The Legal 500 US (2021, 2022)
Ranked, International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337), USA, Chambers Global (2022)
Ranked, International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337), USA - Nationwide, Chambers USA (2021, 2022)
Top 100 Most Active ITC Attorneys, ITC Intelligence Report, Patexia (2020, 2021)
Best Performing ITC Attorneys, ITC Intelligence Report, Patexia (2021)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Recognized, IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2018–2022)
Recognized, IP Patent Star – District of Columbia, Managing Intellectual Property (2015–2022)
Recognized, IP Trademark Star – District of Columbia, Managing Intellectual Property (2015–2019)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Executive Committee Member, International Trade Commission's Trial Lawyers Association