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.

Indefinite Patent at the ITC May Survive in District Court

Indefinite Patent at the ITC May Survive in District Court

In a recent order issued in the Northern District of Texas, Judge Godbey denied a Defendant’s Rule 12(b)(6) motion despite the Federal Circuit’s holding that the asserted patent was invalid as indefinite. He reasoned new evidence not presented on the ITC record may alter a term’s claim construction and, as a result, the asserted patent’s validity.