International Trade Commission

Following settlement, the ITC rescinded the limited exclusion order against Carsem per the parties’ request. Recall from our May 1, 2014 post that the ITC determined that respondent Carsem infringed AMkor’s patent, found that Amkor’s patent was not essential to JEDEC standard, and issued a limited exclusion order barring the unlicensed entry of infringing articles

Yesterday, the ITC issued a notice regarding conclusions of law and corresponding correction showing that no FRAND violation was found in ALJ Essex’s June 13, 2014 Initial Determination that ZTE and Nokia did not infringe InterDigital’s patents alleged to be essential to 3G/4G standards (see our June 17, 2014 post).  Specifically, Conclusion of Law

Judge Essex issued a Notice Regarding Initial Determination in InterDigital’s ITC action against ZTE and Nokia (Inv. No. 337-TA-868) on Friday, indicating that there has been a finding of no violation with respect to any of the 3G and 4G devices at issue. The notice is sparse on details, indicating only that no violation of

Yesterday the Federal Circuit issued a blank Rule 36 summary affirmance of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) determination that Apple did not infringe a Samsung patent alleged to cover a UMTS standard.  Recall that last year the ITC entered an exclusion order against Apple products found to infringe a Samsung standard essential patent, but

Earlier this week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) issued its public opinion in an investigation where the respondent Carsem raised standard-setting obligation defenses by alleging that a patent asserted by Amkor covered a standard set by the Joint Electron Device Engineering Counsel (“JEDEC”).  The ITC rejected Carsem’s FRAND-related equitable and legal estoppel defenses as

The ITC has now released the public version of its decision to terminate the LSI-Realtek investigation without addressing RAND issues, which we discussed in our March 5, 2014 post.  The public version does not provide any more insight into the decision not to address the standard essential patent RAND issues beyond it being moot

Yesterday the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a Notice that it was terminating the investigation of whether certain LSI 802.11 and H.264 alleged standard essential patents were infringed by Realtek and others given various circumstances that mooted the investigation as to most patents and a finding of no liability for the remaining patent.  In

Last week the U.S. International Trade Commission issued the public version  of its decision last December that no valid claim of Interdigital’s 3G patents was infringed by Huawei, Nokia or ZTE and reserving ruling on other issues, such as on RAND obligations (see our Dec. 23,2013 post).  The ITC also gave its Federal Register

Last week, Apple filed its brief as an intervenor in the Federal Circuit appeal involving Samsung’s stymied ITC case against Apple (Inv. No. 337-TA-794).  Arguing the ITC’s finding of no violation should be affirmed with respect to the one patent-at-issue, Apple’s brief raised a number of SEP issues involving Samsung’s involvement with the IETF and

We previously discussed the opening comments filed by respondent Funai in the International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation of whether Realtek and Funai infringe complainant LSI’s alleged 802.11 and H.264 standard essential patents (SEPs). Funai recently filed two sets of reply comments as part of the ITC’s review of the ALJ’s initial determination rejecting Realtek and