by Dennis Crouch Align Tech v. USITC (Fed. Cir. 2014) This Section 337 appeal is largely focused on the civil procedure associated with litigating cases before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). In general, Section 337 investigations are conducted by administrative law judges (ALJs) who are employed by the USITC to determine various issues. […]
By Dennis Crouch Golden Bridge Tech v. Apple (Fed. Cir. 2014) This case should be seen as a follow-on to Judge Moore’s recent decision in X2Y Attenuators v. US International Trade Commission (Fed. Cir. 2014). In both cases, Judge Moore applies the doctrine of prosecution disclaimer to limit claim scope. Here, Golden Bridge asserted two […]
By Dennis Crouch X2Y Attenuators v. US International Trade Commission as well as Intel, Apple, & HP (Fed. Cir. 2014) In this case, the Federal Circuit affirms a narrow construction of X2Y’s claim terms based upon a disavowal of scope. In the face of USPTO pleas for patentees to more particularly define claim terms, this […]
By Dennis Crouch Suprema, Inc. and Mentalix v. US International Trade Commission and Cross Match Tech (Fed. Cir. 2013/2014) Although the USITC handles plenty of patent cases, it actually derives its power from the Tariff Act, 19 U.S.C. § 1337(a)(1)(B). That provision indicates that the government agency can prohibit the import or sale-after-import of “articles […]
A U.S. appeals court today sided with the International Trade Commission and agreed that Apple is innocent of violating three Samsung patents. The decision, reached by the ITC in June 2013, stands as is and the ITC will not be forced to revive the case. Show More Summary
The U.S. International Trade Commission has sided with American sugar producers that claims regarding the alleged dumping of subsidized Mexican sugar on the U.S. market should be investigated. Click here for the full story
Based on data compiled from tariff and trade information supplied by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission: 'U.K. is Top Source Nation in 2013 for U.S. Imports of Archaeological, Historical, and Ethnological Goods', Rick St Hilaire Cultural Property Lawyer, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Show More Summary
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that HTC, Huawei, and ZTE did not infringe on camera-related patents owned by FlashPoint. The ruling was a review of an initial decision made by an administrative law judge last year. The...Show More Summary
The International Trade Commission found today that HTC, ZTE and Huawei did not violate camera patents held by FlashPoint, a spinoff company of Apple. The complaint was based on four different patents (later three after one was dropped) having to do with smartphone cameras. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - HTC Corp and others did not violate digital camera patents owned by Apple Inc. spinoff FlashPoint Technology to make its Android smartphones, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday.
by Dennis Crouch Suprema, Inc. and Mentalix v. US International Trade Commission and Cross Match Tech. (Fed. Cir. 2013/2014) The US International Trade Commission (USITC) is a branch of the US Government that offers an alternative forum for patent enforcement. There are a number of benefits to pursuing an action in the USITC as well […]
The dispute was heard at the U.S. International Trade Commission, investigating whether Disney had unfairly imported a Canadian TV show. read more
The International Trade Commission has found in favor of Nintendo in a case involving three companies claiming the gaming giant infringed on their patents with the creation of the Nintendo DS and 3DS handhelds. In 2012, Technology Properties Limited...
Three companies brought up patent complaints regarding Nintendo's handheld, but the International Trade Commission ruled...
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo has won a patent infringement case at the International Trade Commission. The case was brought by Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corporation, all of which are patent-licensing companies. Show More Summary
National chicken council representative Bill Roenigk has addressed the US International Trade Commission with concerns regarding trade acts which oppose US poultry trade in Africa.
Techno-babble-laden design for app updates and messages fails to impress A US appeals court has upheld a decision by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that Apple's iPhone does not infringe a patent owned by Google's Motorola Mobility division.…
Apple does not use technology patented by Google's Motorola Mobility business unit in the iPhone, a federal appeals court said on Friday. The decision upholds a ruling made by the International Trade Commission (ITC) last April, according to Reuters. Show More Summary
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday upheld an International Trade Commission decision that Apple did not infringe on a Motorola patent covering embedded proximity sensors in mobile devices.
Apple did not violate a patent held by the Google-owned Motorola Mobility according to a ruling posted today by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The International Trade Commission previously determined that Apple’s iPhone design did not violate a patent held by Motorola prompting the Google-owned company to appeal the decision, […]