Theodore R. Essex was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission in October 2007. Prior to his USITC appointment, Judge Essex served as an ALJ at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, he served as a consultant to the Compensation and Pension Service of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. From 1984-2005, Judge Essex served in a variety of positions with the U.S. Air Force (USAF), from which he retired in 2005. These positions included Chief of the General Torts Branch of AFLSA/JACT in Arlington VA; Chief of Aviation Law with the Air Education and Training Command; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate with the Air Intelligence Agency; Chief, Operations Law, USAF Headquarters in the United Kingdom; Attorney-Adviser in the AFLEM Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes at the U.S. Department of State; Staff Judge Advocate based in Norway; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate based in the United Kingdom; Circuit Defense Counsel for the USAF Legal Services Center; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate based in Belgium; Area Defense Counsel; and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and earned his juris doctor degree from The Ohio State University. He holds an active law license in the state of Louisiana and is a registered solicitor in England and Wales.

Violations: Number of Investigations in Which Violations Were Found (Essex)
Infringement: Number of Patents Found to Infringe (Essex)
Validity: Number of Patents Found Valid (Essex)
Domestic Industry: Number of Investigations Finding DI Requirement Satisfied (Essex)

* – Statistics are based on date of issuance of the public versions of IDs.