Tall, rounded front building with large windows reflecting a blue sky, clouds, and another buildingExtensive Experience at the ITC

Bartkowski PLLC focuses its practice on intellectual property and international trade law. The firm’s primary practice area—IP litigation at the United States International Trade Commission under 19 U.S.C. § 1337 (Section 337 litigation)—marries those two fields. Litigation at the ITC typically involves assertion of patents against parties that import or sell allegedly infringing goods. In today’s global economy, many potential IP disputes fit this general pattern. Bartkowski PLLC brings decades of experience to clients in assisting on ITC cases, for both patentees and importers.

In addition to its focus on litigation at the ITC, Bartkowski PLLC also specializes in other IP and international trade matters. Bartkowski PLLC and its attorneys have significant experience litigating cases in district courts and the Court of International Trade, as well as in assisting importers and patentees in dealing with United States Customs and Border Protection. Our firm leverages this experience in litigation matters, as well as in counseling clients to effectively assess potential litigation, conduct due diligence, or craft strategies to avoid costly litigation.

Modern architecture office building with wood accents where Bartkowski Law is locatedFounded to Assist Clients More Effectively & Efficiently

Bartkowski PLLC was founded in 2021 by Paul Bartkowski to assist clients more effectively and more efficiently in the fields of IP and international trade. Paul previously practiced at top-tier firms doing IP litigation, and spent over four years at the ITC learning the nuances of Section 337, as well as case law interpreting and applying that statute. Paul formed an experienced team that stands ready to assist clients with energy and efficiency. Bartkowski PLLC also assists law firms that can benefit from its experience in Section 337 litigation. When doing so, Bartkowski PLLC becomes part of a broader team, ensuring that the client receives top-flight service while retaining its preferred IP litigation counsel.

Bartkowski PLLC is located just outside of Washington, DC, in McLean, VA, in close proximity to the Federal agencies on which it focuses its practice, including the ITC and the United States Patent & Trademark Office.