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Thomas "Monty" Fusco

Of Counsel


Thomas S. “Monty” Fusco is Of Counsel in the Washington, DC, office of Fish & Richardson, where his practice focuses on Section 337 matters at the International Trade Commission (ITC). Prior to joining the firm he worked at the ITC for 20 years, focusing for the majority of that time on Section 337 matters covering a wide variety of technologies.  He held several attorney positions at the ITC, including most recently six years as a Supervisory Attorney in the Office of Unfair Import Investigations, and twelve years as an Investigative Attorney in the same office. 

Prior to law school, Mr. Fusco was a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African country of Niger.


  • Maryland 1985
  • District of Columbia 2013

Government Services

Supervisory Attorney, Office of Unfair Import Investigations, USITC 2006 - 2012
Investigative Attorney, Office of Unfair Import Investigations, USITC 1994 - 2006
Deputy Director, Generalized System of Preferences, Office of the US Trade Representative 1992 - 1994

Memberships and Affiliations

ITC Trial Lawyers Association

Other Distinctions


"Final determination in Laminated Packaging," Fish Litigation Blog (October 2013)

"ITC pilot program announced," Fish Litigation Blog (June 2013)


“Recent Developments in Patent Litigation” (panel member)

IP Enforcement and Litigation 2012, Practising Law Institute

New York, NY (March 2012)


“The ITC Pre-Hearing Process” (panel member)

ITC Litigation & Enforcement, American Conference Institute

Washington, DC (February 2012)


“Section 337 Developments at the USITC:  Recent Developments”

IP Enforcement and Litigation 2011, Practising Law Institute

New York, NY (March 2011)


“Enforcing Intellectual Property at the U.S. International Trade Commission” (panel member)

Webinar, American Bar Association  (May 2009)


“Role of OUII in Section 337 Proceedings”

BIO International Convention

San Diego, CA (June 2008)


“Working with the Staff in Section 337 Investigations”

Linn Inn of Court

Chicago, IL (October 2007)


“Intellectual Property Matters and the USITC” (panel member)

Rutgers University School of Law

New Brunswick, NJ (October 2007)


“Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights”

Law Seminars International

San Francisco, CA (June 2007)


“Border Protection of Intellectual Property Rights by Customs and USITC” (panel member)

New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section

Bolton Landing, NY (October 2005)


“Patent Litigation at the USITC”

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association

Pittsburgh, PA (February 2004)


“Patent Litigation” (panel member)

Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA (October 2002)


  • BA, University of Arizona 1977
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles 1981
  • JD, American University Washington College of Law 1985