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Federal Circuit Update: Suprema, Inc. v. ITC

In a recent and controversial decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) introduced a temporal requirement to the theory of induced infringement under the Tariff Act of 1934 (19 U.S.C. §...more

ITC Taps New Administrative Law Judge and OUII Director

New ALJ and OUII director will have impact on future ITC investigations. On September 23, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced that Sandra (Dee) Lord will join the ITC as an Administrative Law Judge...more

“Gray-Market” Goods Now Less Gray

Companies selling goods internationally frequently seek to maximize their profits by charging different prices in different countries in response to national market conditions. Often, goods sold in the United States can be...more

The Emerging Risks of Unauthorized IP in Your Supply Chain and How You Should Respond

I. Introduction - Most global companies manage their supply chains to avoid supply disruptions and to address environmental, labor, and health and safety concerns, among others, but these same companies are often not...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

ITC Requires Early Evidentiary Hearing in Investigation Initiated by NPE

Commentators have expressed concerns over the rising tide of complaints filed by non-practicing entities (NPEs) in the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “Commission”) under Section 337 of the Tariff Act....more

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Winter 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 1: InterDigital Communications...

On January 10, 2013, the Federal Circuit in InterDigital Communications v. ITC denied a combined petition for panel rehearing and for rehearing en banc, holding that InterDigital’s patent licensing alone met the domestic...more

Trade Secret Owners Flock to the International Trade Commission to Combat Overseas Misappropriation

The International Trade Commission (“Commission”) has seen a spike in investigations related to the misappropriation of trade secrets since the Federal Circuit’s determination in TianRui Group Co. Ltd. v. U.S. Int’l Trade...more

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