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  • ITC Grants U.S. Steel’s Request For Oral Argument Before the Commission In Certain Carbon And Alloy Steel Products (337-TA-1002) On February 24, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a notice 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... More
  • 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