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International Trade

  • November 16, 2009

    PowerASE Fights General Exclusion Order In DRAM Suit

    Following the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to partially review an initial determination that several technology companies did not infringe three Tessera semiconductor chip packaging patents, interested third party PowerASE Technology Inc. has asked the commission to refrain from issuing a general exclusion order for all infringing products.

  • November 16, 2009

    Toyota Seeks Drawback Duties For Canada Car Parts

    Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., the carmaker's U.S. sales and service arm, has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to find that the federal government was wrong to deny it drawback duties on three years of car parts exported to Canada.

  • November 16, 2009

    Pioneer Seeks ITC Probe Of Honeywell GPS Systems

    Pioneer Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate portable GPS products imported by Honeywell International Inc. and Garmin Corp. that allegedly infringe three patents covering navigation technology.

  • November 16, 2009

    Analog Devices Hit With Microphone Patent Suit In ITC

    Acoustic component maker Knowles Electronics LLC has accused semiconductor company Analog Devices Inc. of importing microphones used in Apple Inc.'s iPod Nano that infringe two Knowles patents, in the latest legal skirmish between the companies.

  • November 16, 2009

    Cognis Fights Oxiteno Bid To Add Fatty Alcohols To GSP

    Multinational chemical company Cognis Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission not to add fatty alcohols to the Generalized System of Preferences, opposing a petition by Brazilian rival Oxiteno SA.

  • November 13, 2009

    ITC Votes To Continue Copper Dumping Probe

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to continue an investigation into the alleged dumping of seamless refined copper pipe and tube from China and Mexico, finding that there is a reasonable indication U.S. copper makers have been or could be injured by unfairly cheap imports.

  • November 13, 2009

    Spansion Seeks Dismissal Of Samsung ITC Case

    Spansion Inc. has recommended that the U.S. International Trade Commission dismiss an investigation brought by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. into flash memory devices in light of a bankruptcy judge's order staying the case.

  • November 13, 2009

    ITC Hands Phicom Win In Probe Card Patent Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has adopted an administrative law judge's determination that probe card assemblies and flash memory chips made by Phicom Corp. don't infringe any valid FormFactor Inc. patents.

  • November 13, 2009

    Q&A With Armstrong Teasdale's Jennifer Schwesig

    Many clients engaging in overseas transactions for the first time are unaware of all the U.S. legal compliance issues that apply to overseas transactions, such as the Export Administration Regulation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, sanctions, and embargoes and boycott laws, says Jennifer A. Schwesig, international practice group leader at Armstrong Teasdale LLP.

  • November 13, 2009

    Slew Of US Shrimpers Jump Into Chinese Duties Fight

    Having won approval to join a similar suit over Thai shrimp duties, a group of 33 U.S. shrimp processors has asked to intervene as a plaintiff in a suit protesting a final International Trade Administration ruling that established anti-dumping duties on frozen warmwater shrimp from China.

  • November 13, 2009

    Vizio, TPV Can't Touch TV Patent's Validity: Funai

    Funai Electric Co Ltd. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar Vizio Inc. and TPV International Inc. from presenting expert testimony on the validity of a Funai patent in a proceeding Funai brought against them to enforce an earlier exclusion order by the ITC.

  • November 12, 2009

    US Companies Must Learn To Use Chinese Courts: Attys

    As the trade relationship between the U.S. and China continues to grow, American companies will increasingly need to be ready to resolve disputes with Chinese companies in China, whether through arbitration, administrative proceedings or courts, according to international trade attorneys.

  • November 12, 2009

    Importer Sues US Over Duties On Thai Vegetables

    A vegetable importer has filed suit against the United States in the U.S. Court of International Trade, challenging the government's 11.2 percent ad valorem duty rate on vegetable imports from Thailand.

  • November 12, 2009

    Lincoln Pushes ITC To Nullify Sidergas Motions

    Lincoln Electric Co. is urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to declare as moot various summary judgment motions filed by respondent Sidergas SpA of Italy in a patent case over welding wire equipment.

  • November 12, 2009

    Q&A With Becker & Poliakoff's Peter Quinter

    The concepts of "border security," "homeland security," and "food safety and security" in the United States have created a growing demand for legal experts in international trade, and compliance with the alphabet soup of federal agencies will continue to be acute and likely intensify, says Peter A. Quinter, chair of Becker & Poliakoff PA's customs and international trade group.

  • November 12, 2009

    Trade, WTO Membership Top EU-Russia Summit Agenda

    Trade barriers for European companies and Russia's desire to join the World Trade Organization must be focal points of discussion at a European Union-Russia summit set for next week, a Swedish official has said.

  • November 12, 2009

    ArcelorMittal Resolute In Opposition To Steel Duties

    Steel giant ArcelorMittal Group is pushing ahead with its bid for summary determination in a case challenging anti-dumping and countervailing duties leveled against the company's Belgium-based subsidiary.

  • November 11, 2009

    Q&A With Arnall Golden's Philip Skinner

    Many foreign investors are eager to take advantage of what they quite correctly view as a very depressed commercial real estate market in the U.S. at present. The problems that they face are both legal and business in nature, says Philip G. Skinner, chair of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP's leasing practice group.

  • November 11, 2009

    Ford Fires Back At US In Drawback Claims Feud

    Ford Motor Co. has fired back at the U.S. government in a spat in the U.S. Court of International Trade over drawback claims the auto company insists have already liquidated, rejecting as “flawed” and “misconstrued” the government's stance that the court should dismiss the case because Ford did not exhaust administrative remedies before filing suit.

  • November 11, 2009

    CPSIA Compliance Challenges Importers, Regulators

    Imported goods pose a particular challenge under the stringent federal product liability laws enacted last year, and importers now face new levels of liability in terms of ensuring product safety. Law360 spoke to experts about ways for regulators and importers to avoid obstacles posed by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, and the unique difficulties presented by China.