The ITC filed a motion for an extension of time to file their Brief from December 13, 2013 until January 27, 2014 in Federal Circuit Appeal No. 2013-1519 of the Commission’s determination that Apple did not infringe Samsung’s asserted ’980, ’514 and ’644 patents in the 794 Investigation.  As pointed out in our ITC Section 337 Update of August 21, 2013, the ’644 patent has been declared essential to wireless telecommunication standards.  Thus, if the Federal Circuit reverses the Commission’s non-infringement determination with respect to the ’644 patent, a remand is likely so that the Commission can thoroughly examine the public interest issues to determine whether an exclusionary remedy would be in the public interest as “underscored” in the August 3, 2013 USTR notice letter.  On November 20, 2013, the Commission determined to extend the target date from December 9, 2013 until February 3, 2014 in the 837 Investigation.  As pointed out in our ITC Section 337 Update of November 14, 2013, the 837 Investigation is one of the Commission’s first reviews of whether to issue an exclusion order involving a standard-essential patent since the President’s disapproval in the 794 Investigation on August 3, 2013.  We shall keep you apprised of further developments in these investigations.