International Trade

  • June 3, 2011

    Fed. Circ. Upholds Knowles Win In Mic Patent Suit

    The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission against Malaysia-based Mems Technology Berhad, finding that the company's silicon microphone products infringed on microtechnology patents held by Knowles Electronics LLC.

  • June 3, 2011

    ITC To Probe Apple, HP, Others Over Wireless Patents

    The U.S. International Trade Commission opened an investigation Thursday into Linex Technologies Inc.'s claims that Apple Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and several other electronics companies have infringed two of its wireless communications patents.

  • June 2, 2011

    Alcatel Finalizes $92M Settlement In FCPA Case

    A Florida court on Wednesday approved a $92 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement between French telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent SA and the U.S. government, rejecting objections by a Costa Rican state-owned utility that had sought victim status and restitution.

  • June 2, 2011

    Canon Settles Toner IP Claims With 20 Cos.

    Canon Inc. on Thursday announced a settlement with 20 companies in suits filed in the U.S. International Trade Commission and New York federal court that accused them of making and importing toner cartridges that infringed Canon patents.

  • June 2, 2011

    Zicam Inventor Arrested Over Unapproved Bird Flu Drug

    The inventor of cold remedy Zicam was arraigned Thursday on charges that he illegally imported an herbal product into the U.S. and marketed it without U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as a treatment for bird flu.

  • June 2, 2011

    FBI Agent Details Undercover Role In Gabon FCPA Case

    An FBI agent testifying against four military equipment company executives charged with trying to bribe Gabon government ministers to win contracts told a Washington jury Thursday how he posed as a Gabonese defense official to lure in the defendants.

  • June 2, 2011

    Ropes & Gray Snags Former Assistant US Atty

    An ex-assistant U.S. attorney on Wednesday joined Ropes & Gray LLP's Chicago office, where she will use experience prosecuting health care fraud and corruption to defend clients in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, other white collar cases and government enforcement matters.

  • June 2, 2011

    SEC Foreign Bribery Head To Join Simpson Thacher In DC

    The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's foreign bribery unit, who led a probe of Siemens AG and helped get a record $1.6 billion settlement, is leaving public service to join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's Washington office, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • June 2, 2011

    Samsung Sues AUO, 3 Customers Over LCD Patents

    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. accused AU Optronics Corp. and three of its customers Wednesday in Delaware federal court and the U.S. International Trade Commission of infringing several liquid-crystal display patents.

  • June 1, 2011

    WTO Adopts Appellate Body Report In Airbus Case

    The World Trade Organization's dispute settlement body on Wednesday adopted an appellate panel's report that concluded some European subsidies to Airbus SAS were inconsistent with the organization's rules.

  • June 1, 2011

    ITC To Probe LG's Zenith Claims On Sony TV Imports

    The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed Wednesday to investigate LG Electronics Inc. unit Zenith Electronics LLC's claims that Sony Corp.'s imported digital televisions infringe three of the Illinois company's patents.

  • June 1, 2011

    Witness Grilled On Plea Deal In Gabon FCPA Case

    The defense team for four military equipment company executives charged with trying to bribe Gabon government officials to win contracts pressed the prosecution's cooperating witness Wednesday in Washington on the nature of his plea agreement, suggesting it unduly influenced him.

  • June 1, 2011

    Chinese Nationals Plead Guilty To Illegal Export Charge

    Two Chinese nationals face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in Virginia federal court on Wednesday to conspiring to illegally export arms to China.

  • June 1, 2011

    Calif. Man Admits Plot To Send Missile Parts To Iran

    An Iranian man living in California pled guilty in Illinois federal court Wednesday to trying to export missile components and radio test sets from the U.S. to his home country.

  • May 31, 2011

    Obama Taps Ex-Utility Co. Exec As Commerce Secretary

    President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he would nominate John Bryson, a former utility company executive and the co-founder of an outspoken environmental organization, as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  • May 31, 2011

    Chinese Tire Importer Fights US Dumping Duties

    OTR Wheel Engineering Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. Court of International Trade on Thursday asking for a ruling that its imported tires are outside the scope of anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Chinese tires in April.

  • May 31, 2011

    Chinese Currency Policies Escape Manipulator Tag

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury again declined to label China as a currency manipulator in a new report on international exchange rates issued Friday, despite raising concerns about the country's refusal to fully relax its grip over such rates.

  • May 31, 2011

    Doha Round To Focus On 3rd World Aid, Lamy Says

    World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy said Tuesday that an aid package for the world’s least-developed countries was the fast-track priority in the Doha Development Round of economic talks for December’s ministerial conference.

  • May 31, 2011

    House Bill Seeks To Overhaul Export Controls

    The senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee introduced a bill Thursday to overhaul the Export Administration Act for the first time since 1979 as part of the Obama administration's ongoing effort to reform the country's export control system.

  • May 27, 2011

    Texan Gets 6 Years For $17M Export-Import Bank Fraud

    A Washington federal judge sentenced a Texas man on Thursday to about six years in prison and ordered him to forfeit $17.9 million he allegedly made from defrauding the Export-Import Bank of the United States through his company Alamo Freight Forwarding.