Archive for September, 2009

ITC Determines Not To Review Initial Determination Granting Motion to Amend Complaint And Notice Of Investigation To Add Respondents in Certain Energy Drink Products (337-TA-678)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

On September 30, 2009, the International Trade Commission issued a notice determining not to review the September 8, 2009 Initial Determination (“ID”) issued by Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern granting a motion filed by Complainants Red Bull GmbH and Red Bull North America (collectively, “Red Bull”) to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to […]

ITC Determines Not To Review Initial Determination Terminating Investigation Based On Settlement Agreement In Certain Video Game Machines (337-TA-658)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

On September 28, 2009, the International Trade Commission issued a notice determining not to review Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern’s September 8, 2009 Initial Determination (“ID”) terminating the investigation based on a settlement agreement in Certain Video Game Machines And Related Three-Dimensional Pointing Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-658). By way of background, Complainant Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. […]

ITC Issues Public Version Of Its Opinion On Civil Penalties In Certain Ink Cartridges (337-TA-565)

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Further to our August 18 post, on September 24, 2009, the International Trade Commission issued the public version of its opinion on civil penalties in Certain Ink Cartridges and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-565). By way of background, and as explained in our June 22 post, on June 19, 2009, the Commission issued a notice […]

ITC To Review Initial Determination In Certain Laser Imageable Lithographic Printing Plates (337-TA-636)

Friday, September 25th, 2009

On September 24, 2009, the  Commission issued a notice determining to review in part ALJ E. James Gildea’s July 24, 2009 Initial Determination (“ID”) finding a violation of Section 337 by the respondents in Certain Laser Imageable Lithographic Printing Plates (Inv. No. 337-TA-636).  In the notice, the Commission indicated that it intends to modify ALJ […]

Did You Know…Parties May Obtain Clearance To Import Redesigned Products After Issuance Of An Exclusion Order?

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Following the issuance of an exclusion order by the Commission in a Section 337 investigation, any person seeking a determination that its redesigned products do not violate such exclusion order may seek (1) an advisory opinion under Commission Rule 210.79; and/or (2) an administrative ruling from U.S. Customs under 19 C.F.R. §177. Under Commission Rule […]

Hewlett-Packard Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

On September 23, 2009, Hewlett-Packard Co. (“HP”) of Palo Alto, California filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to section 337. The complaint alleges that the following proposed respondents (collectively, “Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and sell within the U.S. after importation certain inkjet ink supplies and […]

ALJ Luckern Issues Enforcement Initial Determination Finding No Violation Of Consent Order In Certain R-134a Coolant (337-TA-623)

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

On September 21, 2009, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued a notice regarding his Enforcement Initial Determination (“EID”) in Certain R-134a Coolant (Otherwise Known as 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane) (Inv. No. 337-TA-623).  In the notice, ALJ Luckern determined that the enforcement respondent Sinochem Environmental Protection Chemicals (Taicang) Co., Ltd. (“Sinochem”) did not violate the Consent Order issued by […]

Commission Issues Public Version Of Its Opinion Reversing Remand Initial Determination In Certain R-134a Coolant (337-TA-623)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Further to our August 4 post, on September 21, 2009, the Commission issued the public version of its opinion reversing Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern’s April 1, 2009 Remand Initial Determination (“RID”) in Certain R-134a Coolant (Otherwise Known as 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane) (Inv. No. 337-TA-623).  In the opinion, the Commission determined to reverse the RID’s finding of […]

ALJ Luckern Issues Public Version Of Initial Determination Finding No Violation In Certain 3G Mobile Handsets (337-TA-613)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Further to our August 17 post, on September 17, 2009, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued the heavily redacted public version of his 245 page August 14, 2009 Final Initial and Recommended Determinations (“ID”) in Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components (Inv. No. 337-TA-613). By way of background, InterDigital Communications, LLC and InterDigital Technology Corp. […]

Update Regarding Certain Bulk Welding Wire Containers (337-TA-686)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Further to our September 3, September 8, and September 21 posts, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 6: Setting Procedural Schedule in Certain Bulk Welding Wire Containers and Components Thereof and Welding Wire (Inv. No. 337-TA-686).  In the Order, ALJ Rogers sets the procedural schedule for the investigation, including an April 5, 2010 […]