Topic Archives: Commission Decisions

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. ...›

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. ...›

Top Developments at the ITC

Top Developments at the ITC in 2015

The past year has seen a number of major developments for Section 337 investigations at the International Trade Commission, including several high profile Federal Circuit decisions, the announcement or proposed expansion of two pilot programs for expedited proceedings, and the naming of a new Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Here are the Top 10 developments at the ITC in 2015. ...›

Certain Television Sets
December 22, 2015Commission Decisions, Domestic Industry

Television Sets: Commission Clarifies When Past Domestic Industry Investments No Longer Count and When Post-Complaint Activities May Be Considered

The Commission has once again addressed the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement in a final determination issued in Certain Television Sets, Television Receivers, Television Tuners, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-910) (“Television Sets”) on October 30, 2015. ...›