1 (202) 997-3711

Rett Snotherly

Rett Snotherly



1 (202) 997-3711


B.S., Stanford University, Industrial Engineering, 1991

J.D. (with honors), Duke University School of Law, 1995

Court Admissions

The District of Columbia

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The Supreme Court of the United States

Bar Associations

District of Columbia Bar Association


Rett Snotherly has spent his entire legal career working on high stakes litigation. Before forming Levi Snotherly & Schaumberg, Rett guided legal strategy for Samsung’s ITC investigations, where he served as the company’s Senior Counsel & Director for over 5 years. Rett prevailed before the ALJ and Commission in every one of his cases that proceeded to a decision. Rett’s practice is focused on the ITC, but he also has significant experience handling patent infringement cases before federal district courts.

Rett spent eleven years (2001-2012) as a Senior Investigative Attorney at the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations where he was lead counsel in 36 investigations, including first-chairing 13 trials. He had a long track record of success and was responsible for the most demanding and high profile cases. Rett is one of a handful of ITC attorneys who has litigated every variety of 337 proceeding to trial (including enforcement, advisory opinion, TRO, and bond forfeiture).


Rett is currently representing clients in the following ITC investigations:

  • Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1125
  • Carburetors and Products Containing Such Carburetors,Inv. No. 337-TA-1123
  • Radio Frequency Micro-Needle Dermatological Treatment Devices and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1112

The following is a list of some of the ITC matters that Rett handled before forming Levi & Snotherly:

  • Inv. No. 337-TA-932 Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices with Graphics Processing Units Therein
  • Inv. No. 337-TA-910 Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners and Components Thereof
  • Inv. No. 337-TA-882 Certain Digital Media Devices
  • Inv. No. 337-TA-862 Certain Electronic Devices, Including Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Tablet Computers, Media Players and Televisions, and Components Thereof
  • Inv. No. 337-TA-701 Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players and Computers
  • Inv. No. 337-TA-510 Certain Systems for Detecting and Removing Viruses or Worms, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same
  • Inv. No. 337-TA-474 Certain Recordable and Rewritable Compact Discs
  • Inv. No. 337-TA-462 Certain Plastic Molding Machines With Control Systems Having Programmable Operator Interfaces Incorporating General Purpose Computers
  • Inv. No. 337-TA-406 Certain Lens-Fitted Film Packages

News & Events

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • “ITC in 2017: New Leverage Points in Seeking or Defending an Investigation”
    2017 ACC Annual Meeting
    October 16, 2017
  • “ITC Practice and Procedure”
    Technical Seminar Before Chinese Ministry of Commerce Officials
    July 20, 2017
  • “Why the ITC Should Be Your Forum of Choice: Considerations Impacting In-House Analysis”
    IPO ITC LItigation Class
    June 10, 2016


“ITC Should Reconsider Realtek R&D Standard”


May 22, 2018