ITC Modifies Filing Procedures Due to COVID-19

ITC Modifies Filing Procedures Due to COVID-19

On March 16, 2019, the ITC implemented a temporary change to filing procedures in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The ITC will temporarily waive and amend its rules that require the filing of paper copies, CD-ROMs, and other physical media in section 337 investigations.  All filings, including new complaints, will be done electronically instead. 

Circumstantial Evidence Can Help You Satisfy The Importation Requirement…But Only Under The Right Circumstances

Circumstantial Evidence Can Help You Satisfy The Importation Requirement…But Only Under The Right Circumstances

In a recent summary determination order, ALJ Bullock found that complainants cannot always rely on circumstantial evidence to satisfy the Section 337 importation requirement because, without actual importation records, such evidence may not be sufficient to prove that a respondent actually shipped an infringing product.