Defaulting Respondent Left Holding the Bag

Defaulting Respondent Left Holding the Bag

A recent opinion by the Commission highlights the risk for defaulting at the ITC – the Commission reversed the ALJ’s finding of a violation as to the participating respondents but maintained that the defaulting respondent was in violation of Section 337 based on the allegations in the complaint.
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Returns Count as Sales under Section 337

Returns Count as Sales under Section 337

In a recent decision, ALJ McNamara held that charging fees for unreturned rental equipment qualifies as a sale, either contractually or through conversion, for purposes of Section 337.
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ITC Imposes Fine for Violating Cease and Desist Order

ITC Imposes Fine for Violating Cease and Desist Order

In a recent Enforcement Initial Determination, ALJ Shaw held that respondent had violated previously issued cease and desist orders (“CDOs”) and determined that the appropriate penalty was a fine of $210,134 – the net profit from those sales in violation of the CDOs.
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