Posts Tagged: ITC


Government Must Reform the ITC to Keep Pace with Innovation and Curb Trolls

In 2001, six years before the iPhone appeared, a futurist named Ray Kurzweil wrote that humankind would cram 20,000 years of technological progress into the century that had just …
By Bruce Gjovig
2 months ago 13

ITC and Trade Secret Cases Against Apple Over Pulse Oximetry Tech Highlight Need for Better Ways to Rein in Big Tech

In late June, medical technology firm Masimo Corporation and its consumer device subsidiary Cercacor Laboratories filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) asking …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 5

Expanding Access to the ‘100-Day’ Program: ITC Announces Pilot Program Authorizing Interim Initial Determinations

Since the Supreme Court restricted access to permanent injunctions in eBay v. MercExchange, LLC, more and more patent owners have flocked to the International Trade Commission (ITC) …
By Richard Sterba & Kyle Fleming
4 months ago 0

ITC Issues Limited Exclusion Order on Botox Products, Partially Reverses Trade Secret Finding

In September, the International Trade Commission (ITC) decided to review an initial final determination (FID) in the Matter of “Certain Botulinum Toxin Products, Processes for Manufacturing or …
By Eileen McDermott
9 months ago 2

ITC Decision to Review Final Initial Determination in Botox Case Could Have Big Implications for Trade Secrets

Last week, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a notice in the Matter of “Certain Botulinum Toxin Products, Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same …
By Rebecca Tapscott
12 months ago 0

Could COVID-19 Counterfeit Concerns Get Congress to Move Towards Passage of the Counterfeit Goods Seizure Act?

In late July, water bottle maker Hydro Flask and parent company Helen of Troy Limited filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) asking …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 1

Federal Circuit Affirms ITC Refusal to Rescind Exclusion Order Due to Assertion of Patent Invalidity

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission in Mayborn Group, Ltd. v. …
By Rebecca Tapscott
1 year ago 2

Patent Filings Roundup: Fertilizer, Fitness Tracker and Phone Fights

District court patent filings are up again this week, demonstrating that even a good lockdown can’t keep patent lawyers down; indeed, it appears there’s no …
By Jonathan Stroud
1 year ago 2

Federal Circuit’s Ruling Against Comcast Highlights Significance of ITC for Patent Owners

As IPWatchdog reported last week, on March 2, in what can only be characterized as the most significant crackdown against patent evasion in a generation, TiVo Corporation won …
By James Skyles
2 years ago 3

Federal Circuit Upholds ITC Limited Exclusion Order Against Comcast

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld an International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling granting a limited exclusion order that bars importation of …
By Eileen McDermott
2 years ago 0

The Impact of Overturning eBay v. MercExchange

At a time when most policymakers rightly argue that China and other countries need to do more to clamp down on intellectual property infringement, overturning the four-factor …
By Evan Langdon
2 years ago 91

Ranking the Top ITC Firms and Attorneys

Last month, we released our first ITC Intelligence Report. For the first time, we ranked ITC law firms and attorneys based on their performance and activity. Our …
By Pedram Sameni
2 years ago 2

CAFC Reverses ITC, Vacates Exclusion Orders Against Garage Door Opener Products

On Thursday, December 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. v. International Trade Commission in which …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 13

How Businesses Can Prepare for ITC Exclusion Orders: Section 337 Investigations on the Rise

Patent investigations at the International Trade Commission (ITC) have been on an upward trend in the last few years. In 2018, the most recent year with complete data, 74 …
By Jonathan Link
2 years ago 1

A Look at Five Cases at the International Trade Commission: Apple v. Qualcomm, Jurisdiction Issues, and Overlap with the FDA

Case filings at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), a popular venue for resolving intellectual property disputes, reached record levels in 2018, and 2019 appears likely to be …
By Aarti Shah
2 years ago 0