Ten Senate Democrats have sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying they would find it “extremely difficult” to support a climate bill that did not include a border adjustment mechanism, sufficient allowances to energy-intensive industries and other measures to protect American manufacturing.
Funai Electric Co. Ltd. has asked a judge to dismiss antitrust claims brought by Vizio Inc. over several Funai patents for digital television technology, calling the suit little more than a licensing dispute that does not belong in federal court.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has allowed Saxon Innovations Inc. to add Palm Inc.'s Pre cell phone to an infringement action concerning hand-held wireless communication devices.
As recent European Union court rulings against beer collective Bayerischer Brauerbund and Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. indicate, trademark holders must be increasingly savvy in making sure their brands do not impede geographic indication rights abroad, especially as the EU ramps up efforts to protect regional foods and beverages such as Parmesan cheese and Scotch whiskey, attorneys say.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily found that a Mexican distributor of stainless steel sheet and strip in coils has been selling its products at less than market value in the U.S., but that two Japanese distributors should be let off the hook in a probe of anti-dumping duty orders on the imports.
About two weeks after a judge ordered them to cough up more than $16 million to Fujifilm Corp., the defendants in a long-standing patent fight have asked a judge to stay the monetary judgment pending appeal.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily found that two pasta makers from Italy have been selling their products at less than normal value in the U.S., which may trigger anti-dumping fines against the companies.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has signed off on a settlement between yet another respondent and plaintiffs LSI Corp. and Agere Systems Inc. in a patent infringement battle over semiconductor chips, according to an ITC filing.
Bankrupt flash memory maker Spansion Inc. has objected to Tessera Technologies Inc.'s bid to seek discovery through bankruptcy court, arguing that the request is unduly burdensome and an effort to gain an unfair advantage in negotiations related to a patent feud between the rivals.
Target Corp. has launched a suit against the U.S. Department of Commerce over the regulator's refusal to grant the retailer's request to exclude its toy box product from a 2004 anti-dumping order levying duties on some wooden bedroom furniture imported from China.
A battle is brewing between the European Union and India, which reportedly plans to complain to the World Trade Organization about the frequent seizure of Indian generic drugs at European ports over alleged patent violations.
The U.S. government has reached a $9.4 million settlement with delivery company DHL Express USA over allegedly improper shipments made to Iran and Sudan in violation of trade sanctions.
A unit of Royal Philips Electronics NV has terminated a patent proceeding it brought before the U.S. International Trade Commission against Taiwan-based Epistar Corp. because the patent-at-issue will expire before the ITC is able to complete its investigation.
The U.S. hit a record high for merchandise trade in 2008 and saw the trade deficit for products increase by more than $24 billion, with deficits with Canada and China seeing the largest individual jumps, according to a new report.
The United States and Mauritius have agreed to work on a bilateral investment treaty aimed at strengthening investor protections and bolstering market-oriented economic reforms in Mauritius, the U.S. trade representative and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has made an initial determination that Phatthana Frozen Food Co. Ltd. and Sea Wealth Frozen Food Co. Ltd. should be excluded from the agency’s earlier order imposing anti-dumping duties on warm-water shrimp and prawns from Thailand.
The U.S. Senate has approved a measure directing the Food and Drug Administration to study its seafood import inspection infrastructure and supply chains most vulnerable to contamination in order to fortify its ability to keep tainted foreign seafood products from reaching U.S. consumers.
A federal judge has remanded an anti-dumping dispute over off-the-road tires to the U.S. Department of Commerce, based on claims from domestic manufacturers, including Bridgestone Americas Inc., that the agency didn't have enough evidence to cut duties on one Chinese exporter.
Ford Motor Co. has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to force the federal government to refund harbor maintenance taxes the automaker paid between 1987 and July 1990, which the U.S. Supreme Court subsequently deemed unconstitutional.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has effectively terminated an investigation into whether Sinochem Modern Environmental Protection Chemicals (Xi'an) Co. Ltd.'s refrigerants infringe a patent held by Ineos Fluor Holdings Ltd., deciding to nix an earlier ruling by an administrative law judge upholding the patent.