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ITC Reasserts Jurisdiction over Electronic Transmissions in Digital Models

On April 3, 2014, the International Trade Commission (the ITC or the “Commission”) released an opinion in In the Matter of Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans for Use in Making Incremental Dental...more

ITC Section 337 Update

ITC Judge Lord Declines Applying Suprema Holding - In ITC Enforcement Proceeding – On May 20, 2013, the Commission instituted an enforcement proceeding in Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, System And...more

ITC Section 337 Update – March 2014

Jury Sets FRAND Rate For And ITC Ends Investigation Into LSI/Agere Wi-Fi Patents – On February 26, 2014, a Northern District of California federal jury reached a Verdict in Realtek Semiconductor v. LSI and Agere, Case...more

ITC Section 337 Update – February 2014

Commission Petitions Federal Circuit For Panel Rehearing And Rehearing En Banc In Suprema Case – On Friday, February 14, 2014, the Commission filed a Combined Petition for Panel Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc in Suprema v....more

ITC Section 337 Update – January 29, 2014

Commission Extends Target Date In 833 Investigation To Accept Public Comments On Electronic Imports - In an Initial Determination issued on May 6, 2013, the ALJ in Certain Digital Model, and Treatment Plans for Use in...more

ITC Section 337 Update – January 17, 2014

Commission Confirms Licensing-Based Domestic Industry Must Be Tied To Article That Practices Asserted Patent In 841 Investigation – On January 9, 2014, the Commission issued an Opinion in Certain Computers And...more

Federal Circuit issues opinion in Suprema, Inc. v. International Trade Commission

What’s at Stake? The panel majority held that exclusion orders under § 337 may not issue based on a theory of induced infringement where the direct infringement does not occur until after the articles are imported. The...more

ITC Section 337 Update - December 2013

Federal Circuit Limits Exclusionary Remedy For Inducing Infringement - In Suprema v. ITC – On December 13, the Federal Circuit issued a split panel Opinion in Suprema v. ITC, Appeal No. 2012-1170, vacating the exclusionary...more

Suprema Says No ITC Exclusion Order Based on Induced Infringement

In Suprema, Inc. and Mentalix, Inc. v. International Trade Commission, 2012-1170 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 13, 2103), the Federal Circuit held that the ITC may not issue an exclusion order “predicated on a theory of induced...more

Actions Under § 337 Based on Inducement Require Existence of Direct Infringement Prior to Importation

In a case of first impression, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit panel ruled that an exclusion order based on a violation of Section 337 may not be predicated on a theory of induced infringement where...more

ITC Section 337 Update – December 6, 2013

ITC Seeking Public Comments On Draft Strategic Plan FY 2014-2018 – The ITC released a Draft Strategic Plan 2014-18 and invited public comment. All comments and any questions must be submitted by e-mail to...more

Business Litigation Report -- October 2013

In This Issue: Firm News: ..Quinn Emanuel’s London Office Continues Expansion with Addition of Leading Litigator Ted Greeno ..Jennifer Kash and Diane Doolittle Named Top Women Leaders in Technology Law...more

ITC Section 337 Update—October 21, 2013

Federal Circuit Confirms That A Substantial Domestic Industry Investment Under 19 U.S.C. §1337(a)(3)(C) Must Relate To An Actual Article That Practices The Patent Manufactured Domestically Or Abroad – On October 3,...more

October 2013: International Trade Commission Update - ITC Unveils New Pilot Program Aimed at Early Resolution of 337...

The United States International Trade Commission recently unveiled a new pilot program aimed at faster, less expensive resolution of 337 investigations. As part of the pilot program, the Commission “will identify, at...more

Global Connection - October 2013: International Trade Commission’s “Fast-Track” Pilot Program: Be Prepared For More Speed

In June 2013, the International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “the Commission”) announced that it had launched a pilot program to test whether early rulings on certain dispositive issues in some Section 337 investigations could...more

Motorola Escapes Microsoft by Ducking Under ITC Domestic Industry Requirement

In Microsoft Corp. v. International Trade Commission, the Federal Circuit upheld the ITC’s determination that Microsoft had failed to establish that there was a “domestic industry” relating to three of four patents asserted...more

ITC Section 337 Update – October 4, 2013

Commission Issues Notice Of Shutdown Of Investigative Activities – On October 1, 2013, the Commission issued a Notice that, as a result of the broader shutdown of the federal government, the Commission “will shut down...more

US China Trade War–Developments In Trade, Customs, Patents, Antitrust And Securities

There have been some major developments in the trade, solar cells, Customs, 337/patents, antitrust and securities areas. On September 26th there were reports that the United States and China have been negotiating for the past...more

ITC Section 337 Update—September 10, 2013

- Jury Finds That Motorola Breached FRAND Obligations By Offering Microsoft A License At An Unreasonable Royalty Rate – On September 4, 2013, a Jury in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington...more

President Disapproves ITC Exclusion Order In -794 Investigation On Public Interest Grounds

On August 3, 2013, the President acting through the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) disapproved the decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC or “Commission”) to issue an exclusion order in Certain Electronic...more

ITC Section 337 Update – August 7, 2013

White House Disapproves Commission Determination To Issue Exclusion Order In 794 Investigation – By Letter of August 3, 2013, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, acting on authority from the President, notified...more

U.S. International Trade Commission Addresses Use of Standard-Essential Patents in Section 337 Investigations

The U.S. International Trade Commission recently published the final public version of its June 4, 2013, decision, which states that there is nothing in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 that precludes the Commission from...more

International Trade Commission Takes Steps to Promote Early Adjudication of Dispositive Issues

On June 24, 2013, the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) announced a pilot program for early adjudication of potentially-dispositive issues in investigations. The pilot program is part of ongoing efforts by the ITC to...more

ITC Section 337 Update - July 2, 2013

ITC Launches Section 337 Investigation Pilot Program On New 100-Day ID Procedure – On Monday, June 24, 2013, the Commission advised that it launched a Pilot Program to test whether early rulings on certain dispositive...more

ITC Rolls Out Pilot Program for Early Termination of Section 337 Investigations

On June 24, 2013, the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “Commission”) unveiled a new pilot program aimed at providing expedited Section 337 investigations without the burden and cost of a full-length...more

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