International Trade

  • July 12, 2011

    Intellectual Ventures Hits Hynix, Elpida With DRAM Suit

    Intellectual Ventures Management LLC filed a complaint Tuesday against Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and Elpida Memory Inc. with the U.S. International Trade Commission, adding to a patent fight it launched in a federal court in Washington state alleging infringement of five patents for dynamic random access memory.

  • July 11, 2011

    WTO Again Lambastes US Zeroing In Shrimp Case

    In a case involving duties on shrimp from Vietnam, a World Trade Organization panel on Monday once again ruled that the United States' use of zeroing is inconsistent with the organization's anti-dumping agreement.

  • July 11, 2011

    Obama Directs Independent Agencies To Overhaul Rules

    President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday that extended to independent agencies a January directive aimed at streamlining proposed regulations that might hinder job growth and eliminating unnecessary regulations that burden small businesses.

  • July 11, 2011

    Barnes Richardson Bungled Duty Claims: Orange Juice Co.

    Barnes Richardson & Colburn is facing a Florida suit from Southern Garden Citrus Processing Corp., an ex-client that alleges the firm dropped the ball on $1.3 million in claims for import duty payments collected from Brazilian orange juice exporters.

  • July 11, 2011

    ITC To Probe Freescale’s Chip Patent Claims

    The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed Monday to launch an investigation into imports of certain integrated circuits and chip sets used in televisions that Freescale Semiconductor Inc. says are infringing on one of its patents.

  • July 11, 2011

    Apple Slaps HTC With New Smartphone IP Suit In ITC

    Apple Inc. accused HTC Corp. on Friday of infringing five mobile device-related patents by importing Android-based smartphones and other electronics into the U.S., marking the latest battle between the rivals over wireless technology.

  • July 8, 2011

    Leviton Patent Suit Must Be Heard In NM: Fed. Circ.

    The Federal Circuit ruled Friday that Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. must litigate a circuit interrupter patent suit against General Protecht Group Inc. in New Mexico — not California or the U.S. International Trade Commission — under the terms of a previous settlement.

  • July 8, 2011

    Kolon Fights Commerce Results In PET Duty Review

    Kolon Industries Inc. said Friday that the U.S. Department of Commerce erred in its preliminary determination to deny the company's request to partially revoke anti-dumping duties on polyethylene terephthalate film from South Korea.

  • July 8, 2011

    US Disposed TV Duties Protest, Hitachi Tells Fed. Circ.

    Hitachi Home Electronics Inc. tried to persuade the Federal Circuit on Friday that the federal government's failure to act within two years of its protest of duties on imported flat-screen TVs was an outright denial of the protest, leaving room for judicial review.

  • July 8, 2011

    Canadians Cry Foul Over Travel Fee In US-Colombia FTA

    Canadian exporters warned Friday that a proposed customs fee on Canadian and Mexican travelers in a draft U.S.-Colombia trade agreement could damage relations between the U.S. and Canada, a day after U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees approved the draft.

  • July 8, 2011

    Avon Shareholders Sue Over Possible FCPA Violations

    A class of shareholders sued beauty company Avon Products Inc. and several executives in New York federal court Wednesday for allegedly hiding the extent of the company's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and sinking its share price.

  • July 8, 2011

    ITC To Examine Duty-Free Access For Poor Countries

    The U.S. International Trade Commission said Friday that it has launched an investigation into the economic effects of allowing products from the world's poorest countries to enter the U.S. duty-free.

  • July 7, 2011

    Judge Won't Reconsider Ruling In Taiwan Car Parts Suit

    A Wisconsin federal judge refused Wednesday to reconsider his ruling that U.S. auto parts distributors could bring a proposed price-fixing class action against Taiwanese manufacturers under the Sherman Act even if the parts were purchased outside the U.S.

  • July 7, 2011

    US Truckers Take Mexico Border Reopening To DC Circ.

    A U.S. truckers association filed a petition Thursday in the D.C. Circuit protesting a deal that would reopen the U.S. border to Mexican commercial trucks, claiming the U.S. Department of Transportation failed to follow protocol before inking the agreement.

  • July 7, 2011

    Chinese National Charged Over Paint Supply To Pakistan

    A former executive of a Chinese industrial coatings company pled not guilty on Thursday in Washington to charges stemming from her alleged role in the export of paint to a nuclear power plant in Pakistan without U.S. approval.

  • July 7, 2011

    Mistrial Declared In Gabon FCPA Case

    A Washington federal judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of four military equipment industry executives accused of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Gabon officials to win contracts, after the jury indicated it was unable to reach a consensus.

  • July 7, 2011

    Congress Advances Trade Deals, But Questions Remain

    U.S. lawmakers on Thursday voted to support bills to implement long-stalled free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, but a partisan divide over whether to link the deals with a worker assistance program made the prospect of final approval murky.

  • July 7, 2011

    Nokia Exits ITC Case Over Apple Smartphone IP

    Nokia Corp. on Tuesday was terminated from the U.S. International Trade Commission’s investigation into whether wireless communications technology sold and imported by Nokia and HTC Corp. infringed Apple Inc.’s smartphone patents.

  • July 7, 2011

    ITC To Probe Osram LED Patent Claims V. Samsung, LG

    The U.S. International Trade Commission said Wednesday that it would launch probes into Osram GmbH's allegations that LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. violated U.S. trade law by importing or selling light-emitting diodes that infringe Osram patents.

  • July 7, 2011

    Japanese Pipe Exporters May Not Face Duties: Commerce

    The U.S. Department of Commerce said Thursday that an initial review of imports of carbon and alloy pipe from Japan showed that four exporters had not shipped the products to the U.S. during the period under review, potentially releasing them from paying anti-dumping duties.