Trump Nominates Replacement Commissioners

Trump Nominates Replacement Commissioners

As we have previously posted, the ITC currently has two open Commissioner positions after the exits of Commissioners Kieff and Pinkert earlier this year.  On September 28, 2017, President Trump announced his nomination of Dennis M. Devaney and Randolph J. Stayin to fill these vacancies.  These nominations come with the ITC operating with only four out of six Commissioners and a historically high Section 337 caseload.

ALJ Essex Retires

ALJ Essex Retires

ALJ Essex has retired from the ITC after a decade of service.  News of his retirement was provided in notices issued by Chief ALJ Bullock in investigations previously assigned to ALJ Essex.

Double Dipping Allowed in Domestic Industry Allocation

Double Dipping Allowed in Domestic Industry Allocation

The Commission issued an Opinion finding a violation of Section 337 in Certain Air Mattress Systems, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-971.  Of note, the Commission reversed a part of ALJ Bullock’s initial determination (ID) which had found that Complainant did not satisfy the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement.

Commissioner Kieff to Leave ITC

Commissioner Kieff to Leave ITC

ITC Commissioner F. Scott Kieff has announced that he is leaving the ITC to return to his previous academic position as a professor at the George Washington University Law School.  Kieff’s last day at the ITC will be June 30, 2017.