Commission Opinions
By John Presper and Elissa Sanford
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Aug
07
On July 27, 2021, the ITC issued the public version of its opinion finding no violation of section 337 in Certain Mobile Devices with Multifunction Emulators (Inv. No. 337-TA-1170).
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By John Presper
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Aug
05
On August 3, 2021, the Commission issued a notice of its final determination finding a violation of section 337 and issuance of a general exclusion order in Certain High-Density Fiber Optic Equipment and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1194).
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By John Presper and Elissa Sanford
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Jul
19
On July 9, 2021 the ITC issued the public version of its opinion in Certain Bone Cements and Bone Cement Accessories (Inv. No. 337-TA-1175) finding no violation of section 337 by reason of misappropriation of trade secrets, false advertising, or tortious interference.
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By John Presper
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May
20
On May 18, 2021 the ITC issued the public version of its opinion in Certain Collapsible and Portable Furniture (Inv. No. 337-TA-1178). According to the opinion, the Commission determined that there was no violation of section 337 and terminated the investigation.
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By John Presper and Alec Royka
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Mar
25
On March 17, 2021, the ITC issued the public version of its opinion reversing ALJ Cameron R. Elliot’s initial determination (“ID”) that Complainant Universal Electronics, Inc. (“UEI”) lacked standing to assert U.S. Patent No. 10,593,196 (“the ’196 patent”) in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Streaming Players, Televisions, Set Top Boxes, Remote Controllers, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1200).
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By John Presper and Elissa Sanford
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Feb
17
On February 8, 2021, the ITC issued the public version of its opinion in Certain Motorized Self-Balancing Vehicles (Inv. No. 337-TA-1000). According to the opinion, the Commission determined to terminate the investigation as moot in light of reissue of the asserted patent by the PTO.
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By John Presper
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Feb
12
Further to our February 5, 2021 post, the Commission issued the public version of its opinion on remedy, public interest, and bonding in Certain Foldable Reusable Drinking Straws and Components and Accessories Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1183) on February 10, 2021.
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By John Presper
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Feb
11
On February 10, 2021, the ITC issued a notice of its final determination finding a violation of section 337 in Certain Lithium Ion Batteries, Batter Cells, Battery Modules, Battery Packs, Components Thereof, and Processes Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1159). According to the notice, the Commission found a violation of section 337 and issued a limited exclusion order (“LEO”) and cease-and-desist order against Respondents SK Innovation Co., Ltd. of Republic of Korea (“SKI”) and SK Battery America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (“SKBA”) (collectively, “SK”).
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By Alex Englehart and Michael West
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Nov
09
On October 26, 2018, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion (part 1 and part 2) in Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1046). In the opinion, the Commission reversed in-part and affirmed in-part ALJ Dee Lord’s Initial Determination (ID), and found a violation of Section 337.

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 7, 2017 complaint filed by Macronix International Co., Ltd. and Macronix America, Inc. (collectively, “Macronix”) 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 non-volatile memory devices and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,552,360 (“the ’360 patent”); 6,788,602 (“the ’602 patent”); and 8,035,417 (“the ’417 patent”).  See our April 6, 2017 post for more details on the Notice of Investigation.
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By Eric Schweibenz and Alex Englehart
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Aug
31
On August 11, 2017, the International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued an opinion in Certain UV Curable Coatings for Optical Fibers, Coated Optical Fibers, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1031). In the opinion, the Commission determined to review ALJ MaryJoan McNamara’s initial determination (“ID”) finding certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,706,659 (the ’659 patent) invalid for indefiniteness under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 2, and, on review, to reverse and vacate the ID.
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