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  • ALJ Lord Grants Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims In Certain Carbon And Alloy Steel Products (337-TA-1002) On February 22, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 56 in Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Products (Inv. No. 337-TA-1002).  By way of background, this investigation was instituted based on a complaint filed by U.S. Steel alleging a violation of section 337 by numerous Chinese steel producers and distributors—as well as certain Hong Kong and U.S. affiliates—by reason of: (1) a conspiracy to fix prices and control output and export volumes, the threat or effect of which is to restrain... More
  • ALJ Lord Terminates Investigation In Certain Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (337-TA-1014) On February 22, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 13 in Certain Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (Inv. No. 337-TA-1014).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 15, 2016 complaint filed by Schütz Container Systems Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain intermediate bulk containers that infringe Schütz’s trade dress. See our June 22, 2016 and July 25, 2016... More
  • ALJ McNamara Sets 18-Month Target Date In Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-1039) On February 21, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued Order No. 5 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1039).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2016 complaint filed by Nokia Technologies Oy alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablet computers, and components thereof that infringe... More
  • ALJ Bullock Sets 18-Month Target Date In Certain Electronic Devices (337-TA-1038) On February 14, 2017, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 5 in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1038).  By way of background, this investigation is based on a December 22, 2016 complaint filed by Nokia Technologies Oy alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablet computers, and components thereof... More
  • ITC Finds Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Electric Skin Care Devices (337-TA-959) On February 13, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion finding a violation of Section 337 in Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing The Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-959).  By way of background, this investigation is based on an April 30, 2015 complaint filed by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. (“PBL”) alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain electric skin care devices, brushes... More