News Release 22-046
Contact: Jennifer Andberg, 202-205-1819
Jason E. Kearns, Chair of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Judge Bryan F. Moore will become an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the USITC effective May 9, 2022. Moore will manage an active litigation docket, preside over evidentiary hearings, and make initial determinations in the in Section 337 investigations, most of which involve allegations of patent and trademark infringement.
Moore has served as an Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since 2012 where he adjudicated cases before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, determined appeals on decisions of patent examiners, and presided over hearings under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Prior to his appointment as APJ, Judge Moore worked as an investigative attorney in the USITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations from 2005-2012. In his time at the USITC, he represented the public interest in Section 337 investigations involving alleged patent infringement.
Moore began his career practicing law at the firms of Fish and Neave, as well as Hunton and Williams, LLP, among others, litigating patent cases; he also prosecuted patent applications before the USPTO related to electronic communications systems and financial services inventions.
Moore holds a juris doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
The USITC is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that investigates and makes determinations in proceedings involving imports claimed to injure a domestic industry, violations of U.S. intellectual property rights, or other unfair methods of competition in connection with imported goods; provides independent analysis and information on tariffs, trade, and competitiveness to the President and the Congress; and maintains the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule.