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Federal Circuit Refuses En Banc Review of Decision Denying ITC Jurisdiction Over Electronic Importation of Digital Files Used In 3D Printing

  As an update to our December 8, 2015 blog post, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has refused to rehear a November 2015 panel decision holding that the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) authority to regulate imported “articles that infringe” U.S. intellectual property rights under Section 337 of the Tariff Act … Continue Reading

USITC Has Busy First Quarter With Sixteen Section 337 Complaints Filed

The U.S. International Trade Commission looks set for a busy year of Section 337 litigation, with sixteen private party complaints already filed since October 1 (the beginning of the ITC’s fiscal year).  The ITC’s authority under 19 U.S.C. § 1337 to direct that U.S. Customs bar products found by the ITC to infringe U.S. intellectual property rights … Continue Reading

ITC Powerless To Regulate Electronic Importation of Digital Files Used In 3D Printing

In a case much-watched by the entertainment and software industries for its potential impact on the internet, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held that the U.S. International Trade Commission’s authority to regulate imported “articles that infringe” U.S. intellectual property rights does not extend to the “electronic transmission of digital data.”  By … Continue Reading
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