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Imported Articles Satisfy the ITC’s Domestic Industry Requirement When Domestic Value-Add is Shown

USA - January 22 2020 In a recently issued Initial Determination, ALJ McNamara ruled that beer containers imported into the U.S. satisfied the domestic industry…

ITC Grants Request for Carve-Out in Limited Exclusion Order With Certification Provision

USA - October 30 2019 In a recent Initial Determination ("ID"), ALJ McNamara indicated that the inclusion of a certification provision in the Limited Exclusion Order…

ITC Issues GEO to Protect Domestic Manufacturer From Anonymous Online Sales

USA - October 10 2019 In a recent Commission opinion, the ITC reviewed and affirmed ALJ Bullock’s Initial Determination (ID), and issued a general exclusion order (“GEO”)…

IPR Goes Forward Despite Late Stage Parallel ITC Investigation

USA - October 2 2019 Since their inception as part of the AIA, inter partes reviews (IPRs) have been a favorite tool in the arsenal of…

ITC Denies Termination Following Excessive Redactions to Settlement Agreement

USA - September 18 2019 The ITC recently denied a joint motion to terminate an investigation on the basis of settlement after the parties failed to meet the requisite…

ITC Issues General Exclusion Order Based on Uncontested Evidence of Widespread Infringement

USA - September 11 2019 In a recent opinion, the ITC found that four defaulting Respondents violated section 337 and that a general…

ITC’s Trademark Decisions May Have Preclusive Effect, After All

USA - September 6 2019 The Federal Circuit recently vacated part of its decision from three months ago, which held that “the Commission’s…

ITC Grants Summary Determination Against Defaulting Respondents and Issues GEO

USA - August 15 2019 In another example of why defaulting at the ITC can be a dangerous strategy, the ITC recently found all eight named Respondents…

ITC Rejects Sofa Design Patent Infringement On Prosecution History Estoppel Grounds

USA - August 1 2019 While design patents follow many of the same rules as utility patents, the application of those rules in…

ITC Permits Addition of Invalidity Defense Previously Raised By Terminated Respondent

USA - March 15 2019 Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") McNamara's recent order suggests that respondents may be permitted to add defenses if another respondent makes the…