Digital Models
September 7, 2016Federal Circuit

ClearCorrect v. ITC: No Supreme Court Review

The International Trade Commission (ITC) and Align Technology, Inc. (“Align”) have chosen not to seek Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit’s decision in ClearCorrect v. ITC, which held that the ITC lacks jurisdiction to block the importation of electronically transmitted digital files that infringe U.S. intellectual property. ...›

September 6, 2016ITC News

Upcoming Event: Addressing Trade Secret Misappropriation in the International Context

Morrison & Foerster along with The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) invite you to attend a panel discussion about the protection of trade secrets in the international context. The panelists will discuss proceedings to address trade secret misappropriation at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), implications of the new Defend Trade Secrets Act, differences between ITC and district court trade secret cases, the nature of the injury analysis in trade secret misappropriation cases, and actions U.S. companies should consider to protect their trade secrets from misappropriation abroad. ...›

Light-emitting Diode
August 18, 2016ALJ 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. ...›

August 5, 2016Commission 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 ...›

3D Glasses
July 26, 2016Commission Decisions

3D Cinema Systems: Commission Suspends Remedial Orders Pending Final Resolution of PTAB Decision

On July 21, 2016, the Commission issued remedial orders in the 939 Investigation, but suspended those orders with respect to certain claims that had been found unpatentable by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB.) Enforcement of the ITC’s remedial orders will remain suspended pending final appellate resolution of the PTAB’s final written decision. ...›