ITC Provides Procedure for Rare Oral Argument

ITC Provides Procedure for Rare Oral Argument

As noted in our May 16, 2016, post, the ITC will be conducting a live Section 337 hearing before the Commission for the first time in nearly a decade. In a notice issued on October 11, 2016, the Commission indicated that the November 17, 2016, hearing will be limited to the issues of laches, contributory infringement, and the public interest. The Commission also provided details regarding the format of the hearing process.

ALJ Finds No Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

ALJ Finds No Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

On September 22, 2016, Judge Lord issued the public version of her initial determination in Certain Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-963, finding no violation of Section 337. If upheld by the Commission, Judge Lord’s ruling marks a rare denial of relief for allegations based on misappropriation of trade secrets.