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Tom Schaumberg

Tom Schaumberg



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Harvard Law School, LL.B.

Yale University, B.A.

University of Paris, France

University of Frankfurt, Germany, Post Graduate Study

Court Admissions

The District of Columbia

The State of Maryland

The State of Ohio (Inactive)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The U.S. Supreme Court






American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section)

American Intellectual Property Law Association (Chair, Committee on the International Trade Commission, 2007 – 2010)

District of Columbia Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section)

Federal Circuit Bar Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association (Vice Chair, International Trade Commission, Committee, 2004 – 2006)

ITC Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1984-1985; Member, Executive Committee, 1987 – present)

The Sedona Conference


Tom M. Schaumberg has litigated Section 337 unfair competition cases for over 40 years before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He uses his experience as well as his international, antitrust, business, and administrative law background to counsel domestic and foreign clients on litigation strategy, licensing, trade policy, intellectual property, and international arbitration.  Prior to joining Levi Snotherly & Schaumberg, Tom spent 31 years at a respected, boutique international trade firm.

Tom is a pioneer in creating opportunities at various trade bar groups and associations for attorneys interested in promoting Section 337 as an effective border enforcement mechanism against unfair import competition. Tom helped found the ITC Trial Lawyers Association, was its first President, and remains on its Executive Committee. He was appointed to serve as the first chair of the ITC Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He also served as the first vice-chair of the International Trade Commission Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Tom is the editor of the first, second, third, and current fourth editions of the book published by the American Bar Association entitled “A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission.” The book was also translated for distribution in China.


Awards & Recognition

    • Recognized by Chambers as Tier 1, 2021
    • Recognized by the Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer
    • Recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer
  • Recognized by Managing IP as an IP Star