Light-emitting Diode
August 18, 2016 - ALJ Decisions

Light-Emitting Diode Products: Sanctions Imposed for Violation of Discovery Orders

Illustrating the dangers of non-compliance with ITC discovery orders, Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara, on May 9, 2016, issued the public version of her sanctions order against two of the respondents in Light-Emitting Diode Products, Inv. No. 947. The two respondents violated discovery orders by producing more than 1,000 pages of documents shortly before the evidentiary hearing. ...›

Steel
August 5, 2016 - Commission Decisions

Stainless Steel Products: Commission Affirms Default Finding Based on Bad-Faith Spoliation

On May 25, 2016, the Commission affirmed a finding of default—the most severe sanction possible—based on a respondent’s bad-faith spoliation of evidence in Certain Stainless Steel Products, Inv. No. 933, which concerned claims for trade secret misappropriation. This decision follows the Commission’s ruling in Opaque Polymers, Inv. No. 883, which affirmed ...›

Steel
July 12, 2016 - ITC News

Carbon and Alloy Steel - Update: Judge Lord Suspends Steel Investigation Pending Notification to Commerce Department

Judge Dee Lord issued an Initial Determination (ID) on July 6, 2016, suspending the investigation initiated by U.S. Steel against Chinese steel makers (Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Products, Inv. No. 337-TA-1002), in order for the Commission to notify the Commerce Department of the investigation, and potentially to await a response before continuing with further Section 337 proceedings. ...›

ATM
July 6, 2016 - Commission Decisions

Automated Teller Machines: Commission Affirms Summary Determination of Invalidity Based on Indefiniteness

On May 16, 2016, in an investigation involving automated teller machines (Inv. No. 958), the Commission affirmed the ALJ’s summary determination of invalidity based on the finding that the claim term “processor” was indefinite under 35 U.S.C. § 112. Similarly, on May 12, 2016, the Commission affirmed summary determination of invalidity based on indefiniteness in Inv. No. 943 involving wireless headsets. ...›

Irving Williamson
June 27, 2016 - ITC News

Irving Williamson Becomes ITC Chairman

On June 17, 2016, Irving Williamson succeeded Meredith Broadbent as Chairman of the ITC. Ms. Broadbent’s term expired on June 16 and the President did not appoint a successor, so Mr. Williamson became Chairman as the most senior Democrat on the Commission. ...›