ALJ:  Complainant Can Rely Entirely On Licensee’s Activities For DI Requirement

ALJ: Complainant Can Rely Entirely On Licensee’s Activities For DI Requirement

Judge McNamara has issued the public version of her Initial Determination pursuant to the 100-day Pilot Program proceeding on domestic industry in Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers, Inv. No. 337-TA-1025. Judge McNamara held that Complainant Silicon Genesis Corp. has contingently established the economic prong of domestic industry based solely on its licensee’s domestic activities.

ITC Institutes 100-Day Pilot Program Proceeding in Silicon Wafers Investigation

ITC Institutes 100-Day Pilot Program Proceeding in Silicon Wafers Investigation

On October 19, 2016, the Commission issued a notice instituting an investigation in Certain Silicon-On-Insulator Wafers, Inv. No. 337-TA-1025. The Commission ordered the presiding administrative law judge to hold an early evidentiary hearing pursuant to the 100-day pilot program on whether the Complainant satisfies the economic prong of domestic industry.

ITC Upholds 100-Day Pilot Program Section 101 Ruling

ITC Upholds 100-Day Pilot Program Section 101 Ruling

On September 21, 2016, in Certain Portable Electronic Devices and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 994, the Commission determined not to review Judge Shaw’s initial determination (“ID”) that the asserted patent, U.S. Patent Number 6,928,433, is directed to ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Judge Shaw’s determination was made pursuant to the Commission’s 100-day pilot program for early determination of case dispositive issues.