International Trade

  • August 24, 2010

    Chimei Goes After Sony Over More LCD Patents

    Taiwan-based Chimei Innolux has accused Sony Corp. of infringing three patents for liquid crystal display technology and is seeking to halt imports of several Sony products, marking the latest salvo in a multifront patent battle between the companies.

  • August 23, 2010

    GOP Sens. Demand Info About Sprint-Huawei Deal

    Citing national security concerns, eight Republican senators are demanding information from government officials about a bid by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies to supply equipment to Sprint Nextel Corp.

  • August 23, 2010

    Blackwater To Pay $42M For Export Violations

    Following a two-and-a-half-year investigation by the U.S. Department of State, the private security company formerly called Blackwater Worldwide has agreed to pay $42 million to settle allegations of nearly 300 separate violations of U.S. export laws.

  • August 23, 2010

    Lexmark Launches Offensive Over Ink Cartridge Patents

    Lexmark International Inc. has lodged actions in federal court and the U.S. International Trade Commission in an effort to stop more than 20 companies, including China-based Ninestar Image Co. Ltd., from importing and selling items that allegedly infringe 21 patents for ink cartridges.

  • August 23, 2010

    Caviar Cos. Can't Amend FWS Permit Suit: 6th Circ.

    A federal appeals court has shot down a bid from two caviar companies to revive a suit claiming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to issue timely export permits, effectively ruining a $500,000 shipment of paddlefish roe.

  • August 23, 2010

    ITC Won't Review MSI Dismissal In Richtek Probe

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has moved closer to ending its investigation into alleged infringement of several Richtek Technology Corp. circuit patents, saying it would not reconsider MSI Computer Corp.'s dismissal from the probe.

  • August 23, 2010

    ACTA Parties Herald Progress In 10th Round Of Talks

    The latest round of negotiations on the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has yielded advancements on a number of thorny cross-border intellectual property issues, including generic medicines and PDAs, according to participants.

  • August 20, 2010

    EU Probes Chinese Co. Over Bag Dumping Worries

    The European Commission has launched an investigation into evidence that some Chinese plastic bag producers are circumventing the European Union's anti-dumping duties on the products by shipping their products through another company with a lower duty rate.

  • August 20, 2010

    ITC Asked To Block King & Spalding In Furniture Review

    An association of Chinese furniture makers has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to block U.S. producers' counsel King & Spalding LLP from accessing exporter information in a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from China, arguing that the firm's involvement in annual settlements under that order precludes it from viewing the classified documents.

  • August 20, 2010

    US Bearings Makers File Byrd Amendment Challenge

    Five U.S. bearings manufacturers have sued the U.S. International Trade Commission and Customs and Border Protection to get a cut of collected duties they claim are rightly theirs under the so-called Byrd Amendment.

  • August 20, 2010

    Yantai Xinke Fights 'Absurd' Duties On Steel Grating

    Yantai Xinke Steel Structure Co. Ltd. is planning to challenge a 137 percent anti-dumping duty and a 62 percent countervailing duty placed by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Chinese steel grating products, markups that the Chinese company's counsel called “absurd.”

  • August 20, 2010

    Sex Toy Co. Trims Targets In Fleshlight ITC Case

    Sex toy maker Interactive Life Forms LLC has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to dismiss several respondents from its investigation into alleged infringement of two patents covering the Fleshlight, saying that they had agreed to stop importing the disputed products.

  • August 19, 2010

    US Fights Part Of WTO Airbus Subsidies Ruling

    The U.S. government is appealing two aspects of a World Trade Organization finding that subsidies paid to Airbus SAS by European governments ran afoul of WTO rules — a decision the U.S. hailed as a victory when it came down.

  • August 19, 2010

    EU Court Suspends Canadian Seal Import Ban

    Facing challenges from a Canadian Inuit group, a European Union court suspended the near-total ban on the import of seal products into EU countries Thursday, just one day before the rule was set to take effect.

  • August 19, 2010

    Italian Pasta Co. Seeks 3rd Remand In Dumping Suit

    Italian pasta exporter Atar SRL is calling on the U.S. Court of International Trade to send an anti-dumping duty suit back to the Department of Commerce for the third time to reassess its dumping margin.

  • August 19, 2010

    O'Melveny Adds IP, ITC Expert From Jones Day

    Intellectual property litigator Eric Namrow, who has extensive experience in Section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission, has joined the Washington office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP from Jones Day.

  • August 19, 2010

    Apple Supplier Exec In Kickback Probe Steps Down

    The executive chairman of a Singapore-based supplier to Apple Inc. has reportedly stepped down amid questions about his connection to a scheme involving kickbacks, trade secrets theft and breach of contract that led to the indictment of an Apple executive last week.

  • August 19, 2010

    US Shrimp Cos. File Suit Over Revoked Duty Order

    A coalition of U.S.-based shrimp producers has filed a new complaint over the U.S. Department of Commerce's recent decision to revoke an anti-dumping duty order on shrimp exported by India's Devi Sea Foods Ltd., arguing that the regulator failed to properly assess the company's financial transactions.

  • August 19, 2010

    Citizen Wins Duty Refund Over Watch Boxes

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has ruled that Customs and Border Protection improperly classified boxes imported by Citizen Watch Co. of America that are designed to hold the company's watches.

  • August 19, 2010

    Baucus Calls For Crackdown On Canadian Lumber

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., is asking U.S. trade officials to crack down on allegedly anti-competitive trade practices by the Canadian softwood lumber industry, saying local government subsidies are giving Canadian producers an unfair edge over their U.S. counterparts.