New Complaints 

Title Dkt. No. Complainant(s) Proposed Respondent(s) IP Asserted
High-Potency Sweeteners, Processes for Making Same, and Products Containing Same 3180 Celanese International Corporation

Celanese IP Hungary Bt

Suzhou Hope Technology Co., Ltd.

Anhui Jinhe Industrial Co., Ltd.

Vitasweet Co., Ltd.



Commission Determinations

  • Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Including Downscan And Sidescan Devices, Products Containing The Same, And Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-921 (Modification Proceeding): The Commission issued the public version of its opinion denying Respondents’ Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal.  On December 1, 2015, the Commission issued a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist orders prohibiting Respondents from importing into the United States or selling or distributing within the United States products that infringe the asserted patents.  On August 18, 2016, the Commission modified the LEO to cover certain components of products that infringe the asserted patents.  On August 24, 2016, Respondents filed a motion requesting that the Commission stay enforcement of the modified LEO, pending appeal to the Federal Circuit.  On October 14, 2016, the Commission issued an order denying Respondents’ request.  On October 21, 2016, the Commission issued the public version of its opinion explaining that Respondents did not meet the heavy burden of establishing the need for a stay under the Commission’s four-prong analysis.
  • Certain Electric Skin Care devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefore, and Kits Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-959.  The Commission issued a notice extending the target date for its decision on review until November 15, 2016.  Judge Lord held in her ID that expenditures for research and development must be excluded from the domestic industry analysis under subsections (A) and (B) of 19 U.S.C. § 1337(a)(3).  On May 26, 2016, the Commission determined to review the ID in part, including Judge Lord’s findings on domestic industry.  The Commission, however, did not request any briefing on domestic industry topics.
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Blaney Harper, who co-chairs the Firms intellectual property ITC practice, focuses on strategic patent litigation representing electronics, software, and information technology companies in matters such as patent enforcement in United States District Courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC). Blaney also represents and counsels clients concerning patent portfolio development and patent prosecution and appeal, including Inter Partes Review, in the USPTO. Blaney co-chairs the Firm's ITC practice and is the IP Practice Coordinator for the Washington Office.