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Public interest briefing wraps up in Samsung-Apple ITC battle (337-TA-794) — parties now play the waiting game on exclusion orders and SEPs

Posted in International Trade Commission, Litigation
For those of you unfamiliar with the pace of litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission, it is fast.  Just several days ago, we were writing about the comments on the public interest submitted in Inv. No. 337-TA-794 by Apple and Samsung, the ITC Staff, and several other interested non-parties.  Late last week, Apple, Samsung, … Continue Reading

ITC Staff: Exclusion order is an appropriate remedy for Apple infringement of Samsung SEP

Posted in International Trade Commission, Litigation
This past Wednesday, April 3 was the deadline for the parties and the public to submit responses to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s request for additional briefing in Inv. No. 337-TA-794 (Samsung-Apple).  In addition to Apple and Samsung, several other parties submitted responses, including: Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Micron Technology The Retail Industry Leaders’ Association The … Continue Reading

ITC Staff’s involvement in standard-essential patent issues shows Commission’s focus on FRAND

Posted in International Trade Commission, Litigation
If anyone needed more evidence that the U.S. International Trade Commission is paying a lot of attention to standard-essential patents and FRAND-related issues, they received some yesterday.  The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (OUII), a neutral third party who commonly participates in ITC investigations as a representative of the public interest, notified the ITC that … Continue Reading

ITC Staff opposes motion to stay pending FRAND determination in InterDigital Section 337 investigation (337-TA-868)

Posted in International Trade Commission, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
Yesterday we covered InterDigital’s opposition to Huawei, Nokia, and ZTE’s efforts to stay the ITC’s investigation into InterDigital’s latest Section 337 complaint pending a potential FRAND determination in the District of Delaware.  We also noted that the other respondent, Samsung, did not join the motion but stated that it did not oppose such a stay. … Continue Reading

Catching up on . . . the Samsung-Apple ITC action (Inv. No. 337-TA-794)

Posted in Complaints, Court Orders, International Trade Commission, Litigation
Because so many SEP-related issues have arisen over the past year, we will periodically revisit some of the more important episodes with a brief post.  Next month, the U.S. International Trade Commission will issue a Final Determination in In the Matter of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, … Continue Reading