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ITC Recommends GEO Against Inexpensive Slider Devices Sold Through E-Commerce Websites

USA - July 30 2020 In a recently issued initial determination, the ITC granted summary determination on violation and recommended issuance of a general exclusion order…

Redesign Cleared Following Adverse Initial Determination

USA - July 8 2020 In an dispute involving garage door openers, Respondent successfully utilized a Modification Proceeding pursuant to 19 U.S.C. § 1337(k) to…

ITC Considers Alternative Hearing Procedures

USA - June 19 2020 In a recently issued order, the ITC indicated its willingness to consider case-by-case modifications to its hearing procedures in view of the ongoing…

ITC Finds Violation Based on Infringement of Method Claim After Importation

USA - June 5 2020 A recent opinion by the ITC reiterates that a violation of Section 337 can be based on infringement of a method claim that occurs after importation of…

ITC Considers Alternatives for Live Testimony due to COVID-19

USA - May 22 2020 By: Charles Lee and Blaney Harper - The ITC recently issued an order rescheduling a hearing from June 22, 2020 to July 20, 2020 and extending the…

ITC Denies Request for Early Disposition That Requires Third Party Discovery

USA - February 5 2020 The ITC recently issued an order denying Respondents’ request to use the Early Disposition Program. Certain Wireless…

Indefinite Patent at the ITC May Survive in District Court

USA - December 20 2019 In a recent order issued in the Northern District of Texas, Judge Godbey denied a Defendant's Rule 12(b)(6) motion despite the Federal Circuit's…

Defaulting Respondent Left Holding the Bag

USA - November 14 2019 A recent opinion by the Commission highlights the risk for defaulting at the ITC. The Commission reversed the ALJ's finding of…

Live Testimony Remains Important in ITC Investigations

USA - July 24 2019 When parties jointly stipulate to witness statements rather than live direct and cross examination, one might…

ITC Excludes Expert Testimony for Violation of Ground Rules

USA - July 19 2019 In a recently issued order, ALJ Lord granted-in-part and denied-in-part Respondents’ motion in limine to exclude certain…