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Update: ITC’s New Procedure Makes Quick Work of Troll

We told you in a recent Weekly Patent Roundup about a change in the International Trade Commission’s rules. The ITC is now going to require companies to prove early in the case that they have a significant industry in the U.S. that uses the patents they’re asserting. (This is the “domestic industry” requirement at the…

Roundup of This Week’s Patent News: June 28 Edition

Good morning! On Monday, Reuters reported that the International Trade Commission (ITC) is taking steps to rein in frivolous litigation from patent trolls, by requiring “companies to prove upfront that they have a significant presence in the United States.”  This is welcome news, as the ITC can get abused by patent trolls.  We will have…

Patents in the News 2/26

The CCIA and RIM Tell the FTC Banning Injunctions for FRAND Patents Can Make Smartphone Wars Worse Groklaw February 26, 2013 If the government wants to build a highway and your house is in the way of the highway, what happens?.. Does the government come and tell you, “You have to move out and abandon…

Patents in the News

ITC to review Apple patent complaint against Samsung (Reuters) A U.S. trade panel that specializes in patent disputes will review a potentially key decision in the patent fight between Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc over smartphones and tablets. Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent suit, strictly enforced no-poaching policy (Washington Post) Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened its…

Samsung v. Apple at the ITC – Summarizing the Public Interest Briefs

On November 19 the ITC announced that the full Commission would review the Final Initial Determination in Investigation 337-TA-794, Samsung v. Apple.  The ALJ had determined that there was no infringement by Apple of Samsung’s asserted patents, which Samsung has declared as standard essential patents covering technology implemented by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). …

Lessons from Apple v. Motorola in Wisconsin

The FTC’s recent consent order in its merger review in In the Matter of Robert Bosch GmbH – a combination of manufacturing companies that make air conditioning recycling, recovery, and recharge products that are essential for repairing and servicing the coolant systems on motor vehicles – contained an interesting twist.  While reviewing the merger, the FTC…