On March 7, 2014, Nokia filed a Brief Of Amici Curiae in support of the Commission’s Combined Petitions For Panel Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc in Suprema v. ITC, Appeal No. 2012-1170, where a Federal Circuit majority panel vacated the exclusionary remedy in Certain Biometric Scanning Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-720, and held that "an exclusion order based on a violation of 19 U.S.C. §1337(a)(1)(B)(i) may not be predicated on a theory of induced infringement under 35 U.S.C. §271(b) where direct infringement does not occur until after importation of the articles the exclusion order would bar."  Nokia asserts that the majority panel’s decision is:  (i) contrary to the statutory text and legislative history of 19 U.S.C. §1337, and long-standing Commission precedent; and (ii) casts doubt on the Commission’s authority to prevent certain unfair trade practices.  Nokia further advocates that if the Federal Circuit maintains the majority’s central holding, rehearing is necessary to clarify the scope of that holding, because certain commentators and other parties have seized on certain language in the opinion in an attempt to argue that contributory infringement is no longer a valid basis for violations of Section 337.  Nokia contends that “extending the majority’s holding to contributory infringement has dangerous ramifications for the reach of Section 337.”