Topic Archives: ITC News

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. ...›

May 10, 2016ITC News

Mark Whitaker Joins Editorial Board for MoFo@ITC Blog

Mark Whitaker, an IP litigation partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, has joined the editorial board for the MoFo@ITC blog. Leveraging more than 25 years of experience crafting litigation strategies before the U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Court of Federal Claims, Mark will be a regular contributor to the blog. ...›

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. ...›

337 Investigations Instituted by Calendar Year
January 25, 2016ITC News

Round-Up: 2015 Decisional Statistics

In 2015, the ITC maintained an active docket in line with recent investigational trends. Overall, 36 investigations were instituted in 2015, compared to 39 in 2014 and 42 in 2013. In contrast, 2011’s all-time high of 69 new investigations remains an outlier. All of the investigations instituted in 2015 involved patent infringement allegations, while six investigations also included allegations of other unfair acts. ...›

November 5, 2015ITC News

Flurry of New Section 337 Complaints Filed

Although the number of new Section 337 investigations instituted during the past several years has been lower than the peak years of 2011-12, the ITC has experienced a flurry of new complaint filings in the last six weeks. Since late September, eight (8) new Section 337 complaints have been filed with the Commission. Assuming that all these complaints result in institution by the ITC, this would bring the total of new Section 337 investigations instituted to 33 to date during calendar year 2015. ...›

August 14, 2015ITC News

MaryJoan McNamara Named New ALJ

Judge MaryJoan McNamara has joined the ITC as an administrative law judge. With the addition of Judge McNamara, the ITC now has a full complement of six judges to preside over Section 337 investigations. Judge McNamara replaces Judge E. James Gildea, who retired last August after six years of service. ...›