Beau Jackson leads Husch Blackwell’s Section 337 practice, and assists clients with a variety of other international business issues. His practice focuses on trade and intellectual property disputes, with significant experience litigating Section 337 cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
Beau has a demonstrated record of success in some of the most high-profile ITC cases. He also works on antidumping and countervailing duty matters before the ITC and U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), as well as litigation and appeals before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Beau also guides clients through trade-related regulatory challenges, including tariff classification, valuation, country-of-origin marking and other compliance and litigation matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOC, the CIT and Federal Circuit, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).
Beau’s broad counsel in international matters further includes advising clients on foreign investment issues, particularly the intellectual property aspects of such transactions, and on developments at the World Trade Organization.
He also works with clients to capitalize on special trade programs and with advocacy efforts before Congress and federal agencies on an assortment of trade and intellectual property issues.
Beau frequently writes and speaks on international trade and intellectual property topics. Prior to entering private practice, Beau served as a congressional law clerk for the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade and as a legal intern at USTR.
- Representing both respondents in Certain Strength-Training Systems & Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1135.
- Successfully represented a respondent in Certain Taurine (2-Aminoethanesulfonic Acid), Inv. No. 337-TA-1146. The complainant withdrew all claims and voluntarily terminated the case without obtaining any relief or settlement.
- Represented the primary respondent in Certain Industrial Automation Systems & Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1074.
- Represented the world’s top mobile chipset supplier as the complainant in an extremely high-profile case, Certain Mobile Electronic Devices & Radio Frequency & Processing Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1065.
- Represented respondents in Certain Acousto-Magnetic Electronic Article Surveillance Systems, Inv. No. 337-TA-904. Defeated complainant on key motions, leading to a favorable pre-trial settlement.
- Represented respondents in Certain Paper Shredders, Inv. No. 337-TA-863. Defeated the complainant on key pre-trial motions, leading to a favorable settlement.
- Representing a Kansas manufacturer of agricultural and livestock equipment with its international operations, including IP protection in key foreign jurisdictions.
- Helped a consortium of technology companies advocate before Congress and the U.S. Trade Representative regarding intellectual property issues in international trade negotiations.
- Obtained favorable ruling from U.S. Customs & Border Protection regarding the proper tariff classification of imported educational products.
- J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
- B.A., University of Kansas
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Professional Associations and Memberships :
- Customs and International Trade Bar Association
- American Association of Exporters and Importers
- International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City, board member
- Kansas Global Trade Services, Inc., board member
- Washington International Trade Association
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