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Presidential Proclamation Imposes Safeguard Tariff on Solar Panel Components

by King & Spalding on

On January 23, 2018, President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation imposing a safeguard tariff on solar panel components. The U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) released the following terms of the tariff...more

ALJ Provides Domestic Industry Proof Outline

by Jones Day on

In a recent Order setting the procedural schedule for a 100-Day Pilot Program proceeding, Judge Lord provided a helpful outline for proofs necessary to establish the economic prong of domestic industry. Certain Solid State...more

ALJ Rules that Products Manufactured After the Date of Complaint Not Relevant to Domestic Industry Analysis

by Jones Day on

In a recent Order, Judge Lord denied Complainant Macronix’s motion for summary determination that the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement has been met. Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products...more

Trade & Manufacturing - February 2018

by King & Spalding on

Trump Administration Imposes Tariffs On Imported Large Residential Washing Machines And Imported Solar Cells And Modules - On January 22, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that...more

No Free Rides: The Burden on Importers of Goods Subject to Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (IRB No. 571)

by Bryan Cave on

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit” or the “court”) recently underscored the importance of either participating in Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) rate litigation or requesting...more

Trump Administration Imposes Tariffs On Imported Large Residential Washing Machines And Imported Solar Cells And Modules

by King & Spalding on

On January 22, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that President Trump had approved the imposition of safeguard remedies on imports of large residential washing machines and solar...more

International Trade Commission Becomes Even More Potent Venue for Victims of Trade Secret Misappropriation

Speed is almost always of the essence for the victim of trade secret misappropriation. Many companies ground their business in proprietary information that, if made public, would make the exclusive product or service those...more

Antitrust Merger Enforcement Update: One Year into the Trump Administration

by McDermott Will & Emery on

At the one year anniversary of the Trump administration, antitrust merger enforcement remains similar to the Obama administration, but it is still early to judge given the delays in antitrust appointments and given the DOJ’s...more

Italian Highest Administrative Court Suspends GSE Requests for Feed-In Tariff Reimbursement

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The recent amendments to article 42 of Legislative Decree no. 28/2011, which curtailed the sanctioning powers of the Gestore dei Servizi Energetici S.p.A. (GSE), have produced their first positive results. ...more

At The Bench: Patent Law 2017 Takeaways

Viability of Diagnostic Method Claims - Problem: It has become increasingly difficult to fend off validity challenges when asserting diagnostic method claims. Claims directed to methods of determining risk or disease...more

Worldwide Divisional Strategy Considerations

Dividing a single patent application into multiple patents is often essential for deriving maximum economic benefit from the disclosed inventions. When an applicant wants to protect multiple inventions disclosed in a single...more

Getting your patent application into the fast lane: Canada’s patent prosecution highway

by Smart & Biggar on

Canada launched its Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program a decade ago with the goal of fast-tracking patent examination and improving patent quality. Since its introduction, the PPH program has been an enormous success...more

The Broad Institute has a Patent Revoked by the EPO on Technical Grounds

The CRISPR/Cas9 landscape continues to evolve around the world. On January 17, 2019, the EPO’s Opposition Division revoked Broad’s patent EP2771468 on the grounds it lacked novelty. The revocation will not be take effect...more

Freedom of Information Code of Practice Consultation

by Hogan Lovells on

The Government is consulting on various revisions to the Code of Practice for public authorities on their obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the “Act“). ...more

When a 20 year patent term just isn't enough: Patent term extensions

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

Beyond the 20 year patent term, there are additional pathways for extending and maximising the commercial life of pharmaceutical products and associated intellectual property rights. In this three-part series of articles, we...more

Trump Administration Imposes Tariffs on Foreign Solar

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On January 23, 2018, the US Trade Representative announced that President Trump approved recommendations to impose a safeguard tariff on imported solar cells and modules under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974. The tariff...more

U.S. Approves New Tariffs on Solar Cells

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Jan. 22, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced that the Trump Administration approved recommendations to impose safeguard tariffs on imported solar cells and modules. The USTR made the...more

Petition Summary: Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, China, Korea, and Turkey

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On January 17, 2018, the American Line Pipe Producers Association filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, the People’s...more

USITC Responds to Trade Representative’s Request to Identify ‘Unforeseen Developments’ That Led to Solar Cell Decision

by Morgan Lewis on

US International Trade Commission’s response to unforeseen developments signals strong administration action on solar cell tariffs....more

PTAB Designates Two New Informative Decisions Addressing IPR Filing Issues

by Brooks Kushman P.C. on

The PTAB recently designated two decisions as informative that concern the time bar to filing an inter partes review (IPR). Under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b), “An inter partes review may not be instituted if the petition requesting...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

More trouble for the embattled British PM Theresa May. We learned yesterday that Britain’s second-largest construction firm—Carillion—was forced into liquidation after amassing a staggering $1.35 billion in debt. The downfall...more

Drilling Down On NAFTA Renegotiations: Energy Sector Primer

by King & Spalding on

During the fifth round of talks regarding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which were held in Mexico City from November 17-21, 2017, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published...more

Year in Review: The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

As 2018 begins and IP strategies are being developed for the new year, it is a good time to reflect on what IP issues were prominent in 2017. According to the many readers of Global IP Matters, hot topics included navigating...more

Claim Drafting Strategy for Filing in the US and Europe

by Workman Nydegger on

Although obtaining a patent in Europe is similar to the process of obtaining a patent in the US, there are some important distinctions that should be considered when drafting a patent application that will be filed in both...more

New Year's Resolutions For The U.S. Patent System

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

It’s that time of year when we make resolutions to improve our health, our relationships, our careers, or other areas of our lives. I’m not starting a new diet today (although if I were, the invention described in this patent...more

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