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. ...›

Steel
July 12, 2016ITC 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, 2016Commission 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, 2016ITC 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. ...›

Patent Office
May 23, 2016ITC News, ITC Procedures

No Stays of ITC Proceedings Based on IPRs, But Commission Grapples With Effect of A Final PTAB Decision

On March 3, 2016, Administrative Law Judge David Shaw denied a motion to stay Investigation No. 337-TA-983 pending resolution of instituted inter partes reviews (IPR) for two of the three patents asserted in the investigation. The requested stay was denied even though the two IPRs were scheduled to conclude before the anticipated target date for the ITC investigation’s final determination. ...›