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Thomas D. Grant

practices at the intersection of international law, trade, investment, and national security. His cases include state-to-state and investor-state matters before the main international treaty courts and tribunals. He is a graduate of Harvard and the Yale Law School and holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge. A Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in Cambridge, he is a former appointee to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) (U.S. National Group).

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Recent Articles by Thomas D. Grant

How One ITC Initial Determination Highlights the Links Among a Strong Patent System, Jobs and International Cooperation

An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the International Trade Commission (ITC) recently determined that Samsung Phones violate key patents on magnetic emulator technology for contactless payment systems from Pittsburgh’s Dynamics, Inc. We have been collaborating for years in the academic and public sectors on issues raised in that case, and are consulting consult with Dynamics because we think these issues are vital to our innovation ecosystem, our national economy, and our commitments to international partners. It is especially illustrative of the serious risks facing these vital public interests that far too frequently when there has been a full and fair adjudication determining that there has been infringement of multiple patents and that those patents are neither invalid nor unenforceable, the headline more than suggests that the infringer has been cleared of responsibility.