Hon. Deanna Tanner Okun

Deanna Tanner Okun is the managing partner at AMS TRADE LLP. She is an international trade attorney providing legal and strategic international trade policy advice to steer companies through the intersection where innovation confronts barriers, such as intellectual property theft, unfair trade practices, and regulatory hurdles. Her practice involves all aspects of unfair trade litigation and trade remedy advocacy. Her Section 337 work includes all stages of litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) from pre-institution consultation to post-remedy enforcement with Customs and Border Protection. She also represents companies in Title VII antidumping and countervailing duty investigations before the ITC and the Department of Commerce. In 2017, her client secured the first negative preliminary AD/CVD determination in over seven years and her work in trade remedy proceedings on behalf of U.S. companies extends to previously rarely used trade statutes, including Section 201, 232, and 301 investigations. She works closely with contacts in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the government to create innovative solutions to her clients’ legal and business challenges.

During her tenure as an ITC Commissioner, Deanna was nominated to be Deputy United States Trade Representative. In 2012, she was named Outstanding Woman of the Year by the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT). She has served on the Federal Circuit Advisory Council since 2013. In 2019, for the seventh consecutive year, Managing Intellectual Property named Deanna one of the Top 250 Women in IP. She is also on the 2021-2022 USMCA Binational Panel Roster.

Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S.-China Innovation Competition

By Chris Borges The United States is engaged in a competition for technology and innovation leadership with China, with both nations making significant investments in their domestic innovation systems while seeking to undermine the other’s innovation system. The United States, for instance, has implemented export controls and investment restrictions to slow China’s
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Informing the Innovation Policy Debate: Key Concepts in Copyright Laws for Generative AI

By Julia Yoon and Chris Borges Since OpenAI released ChatGPT to the public in November 2022, the use of and investment in generative artificial intelligence (AI) has exploded. Companies have released dozens of new models that can create text, images, sound, and even video, while investments in generative AI quintupled from
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(Transcript) 2024 LeadershIP Conference Panel IV: The Geopolitical Technology Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities

This transcript is from the 2024 LeadershIP Conference hosted at CSIS on April 9th, 2024. Watch the full video here. (DOWNLOAD) LeadershIP 2024 – Panel 4 Transcript Panel Description: National security priorities and technological leadership are inextricably linked. What can innovation, intellectual property, and competition policies do to help
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