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Pilar Stillwater is a counsel in the Intellectual Property and Litigation groups in Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on licensing and patent infringement disputes. Pilar has litigated breach of contract, patent infringement, trade secret, copyright, and other commercial cases involving a wide range of technologies, including software, pharmaceuticals, and wireless LAN technology. Pilar also counsels clients on litigation, licensing, and intellectual property issues in the software, medical device, and biopharmaceutical areas. She has represented universities, research organizations, corporations, and private individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts.

Last year saw a marked uptick in unfair import investigations at the International Trade Commission (ITC), with an especially strong close to the year: eight new complaints in December alone brought the year’s total to 62 new complaints to the Commission, well above the ten-year average of 49. Complaints alleging trade secret misappropriation rose particularly,