ALJ Rules that Products Manufactured After the Date of Complaint Not Relevant to Domestic Industry Analysis

ALJ Rules that Products Manufactured After the Date of Complaint Not Relevant to Domestic Industry Analysis

In a recent Order, Judge Lord denied Complainant Macronix’s motion for summary determination that the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement has been met.  Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1046, Order No. 26.  Although the order is heavily redacted, Judge Lord’s analysis appears to focus on the fact that the products relied upon to meet the domestic industry requirement were not manufactured until after the date the complaint was filed.

ALJ Emphasizes Importance of Procedural Schedule

ALJ Emphasizes Importance of Procedural Schedule

In a recent order, Administrative Law Judge Bullock granted Respondents Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Fujifilm Corporation, Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation, and Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. (collectively, “Fujifilm”) motion to strike Complainants Sony Corporation, Sony Storage Media Solutions, Sony Storage Media Manufacturing Corporation, Sony DADC US Inc., and Sony Latin America Inc. (collectively, “Sony”) amended and supplemental identification of accused products and to preclude Sony from adding such products to the investigation.  Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof, Inv. 337-TA-1058, Order 14.

ALJ Denies Inequitable Conduct “Fishing Expedition”

ALJ Denies Inequitable Conduct “Fishing Expedition”

In a recent order, Administrative Law Judge Lord denied Respondents CSL Behring LLC, CSL Behring GMBH, and CSL Behring Recombinant Facility AG (“CSL Behring”) motion to compel discovery from Complainants Bioverativ Inc., Bioverativ Therapeutics Inc., and Bioverativ U.S. LLC (“Bioverativ”) related to CSL Behring’s affirmative defense of inequitable conduct.  Certain Recombinant Factor IX Products, Inv. No. 337-TA-1066, Order No. 11.

When Is It Too Late to Amend an Answer to an ITC Complaint?

When Is It Too Late to Amend an Answer to an ITC Complaint?

We recently posted about when a complainant is permitted to amend its complaint and the good cause that must be shown.  Similar issues arise where a respondent wants to amend an answer without showing good cause.  An order issued last week by Administrative Law Judge Lord provides insight as to respondent’s burden in seeking leave to amend its answer to the complaint.  Certain Industrial Automation Systems and Components Thereof Including Control Systems, Controllers, Visualization Hardware, Motion Control Systems, Networking Equipment, Safety Devices, and Power Supplies, Inv. No. 337-TA-1074, Order 10 (December 15, 2017).