On March 14, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 16 in Certain Antivenom Compositions and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-903).  In the Order, ALJ Bullock denied Respondents Laboratorios Silanes S.A. de C.V. and Instituto Bioclan S.A. de C.V.’s (collectively, “Silanes”) motion for summary determination of no violation of Section 337 based on induced infringement.

According to the Order, Silanes argued that it is entitled to summary determination of no violation based on no induced infringement in view of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s holding inSuprema Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, — F.3d –, 2013 WL 6510929, No. 2012-1170 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 12, 2013).  See our December 19, 2013 post for more details on the Suprema decision.  Complainant BTG International Inc. and the Commission Investigative Staff opposed Silanes’s motion.

In the Order, ALJ Bullock determined that summary determination was not appropriate in view of the Commission’s pending petition for rehearing of the Suprema decision.  Accordingly, the ALJ denied Silanes’s motion.