In a recent opinion, the ITC found that four defaulting respondents violated section 337 and that a general exclusion order (GEO) was the appropriate remedy for unlicensed products.
In a recent order, ALJ McNamara reiterated that her Ground Rules require live direct and cross-examination testimony and any party seeking to utilize witness statements in lieu of live testimony must do so by motion. She emphasized such a motion will virtually never be granted for expert witnesses.
In a recent order, the ITC denied a motion to stay the investigation pending resolution of inter partes review (“IPR”) proceedings against the asserted patents after ALJ Bullock found that the balance of the Semiconductor Chips factors weighed against granting the motion.
Last week the Federal Circuit held that, like patent decisions, ITC decisions pertaining to trademarks are not entitled to preclusive effect.
Commission Defers to PTAB’s Invalidation of a Single Claim in an Otherwise Blanket Affirmance of the ALJ’s Initial Determination
While it is uncommon for the ITC to consider patentability determinations from the PTAB before all appeals have been exhausted, in this recently issued Final Determination, they suspended enforcement of an LEO and CDO as to a particular patent claim pending final resolution of the PTAB’s Final Written Decision.