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International Trade

  • January 27, 2010

    CIT Stays Xerox Toner Case For Jurisdiction Review

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has put a stay on Xerox Corp.’s suit contesting a U.S. Customs and Border Protection ruling over toner cartridges while the court addresses the federal government’s lack of jurisdiction argument.

  • January 27, 2010

    Bill Proposes Country-Of-Origin Labeling For Fuel

    Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has sponsored legislation that would require gasoline to bear a label disclosing its country of origin, designed to empower consumers to select domestically produced traditional and alternative fuels over those imported from foreign countries.

  • January 26, 2010

    In-House Counsel Name Favorite Litigators

    Litigators named by corporate counsel in a new report for providing excellent client service all seem to share one trait: a profound knowledge of their clients' businesses and goals.

  • January 26, 2010

    Ford Fights US Bid To Toss Jaguar Duty Refund Suit

    Ford Motor Co. has filed a bid for summary judgment in response to the U.S. government's attempt to dismiss a suit seeking refunds of duties on imported Jaguar cars.

  • January 26, 2010

    ITC Backs Samsung In Deposition Bid Against Murata

    The U.S. International Trade Commission's staff is supporting Samsung Electro Mechanics Co. Ltd.'s bid as part of an ongoing patent infringement investigation to depose Japan-based Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. employees outside their home country.

  • January 26, 2010

    ITC Backs Funai Default Judgment Bid Over TV Patent

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has backed Funai Electric Co. Ltd.'s request that an administrative law judge find Proview Technology Inc. in default because it has not responded to Funai's complaint accusing several electronics companies of infringing a patent for television technology.

  • January 26, 2010

    Insurers Brace For Impact From Iran Gas Sanctions Bill

    A bill that seeks to pressure Iran into curbing its nuclear ambitions by restricting its gasoline imports could create headaches for insurers and reinsurers, which may have difficulty sorting out whether their underwriting activities could be subject to the new sanctions, according to insurance attorneys.

  • January 26, 2010

    Judge Pauses DOC Liquidation Of Chinese Bearings

    A federal judge has blocked the U.S. Department of Commerce from liquidating tapered roller bearings from China with duties of more than 24 percent until a Chinese company's challenge to the duties — as well as any appeals — has been resolved in court.

  • January 25, 2010

    Coaxial Cable Ruling Should Be Reversed: ITC Office

    The U.S. International Trade Commission's Office of Unfair Import Investigations has weighed in on a Section 337 probe into coaxial cable connectors, saying the commission should reverse a noninfringement ruling in the case.

  • January 25, 2010

    ITC Lauches Probe In Nokia's Patent Spat With Apple

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into Nokia Corp.'s allegations that Apple Inc. is importing and selling cell phones, portable music players and computers that infringe seven Nokia patents, marking the latest development in a legal feud that has been simmering for months.

  • January 25, 2010

    ITC Rules Nvidia Infringes 3 Valid Rambus DRAM Patents

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined preliminarily that chip maker Nvidia Corp. and 15 other companies infringe three patents held by Rambus Inc. for memory controllers related to graphics processors.

  • January 25, 2010

    DOC Lowers Duties On Chinese Hand Truck Producer

    Responding to a remand order from a judge, the U.S. Department of Commerce has lowered anti-dumping duties on hand truck parts from Chinese company Qingdao Taifa Group Co. Ltd. but has taken issue with the judge's instructions.

  • January 25, 2010

    US, Xerox Say Dispute Presents Issue Of 1st Impression

    A debate between the United States and Xerox Corp. over jurisdiction for a case challenging a U.S. Customs and Border Protection decision presents an issue of first impression for the U.S. Court of International Trade, the parties said.

  • January 25, 2010

    EU Troubled By Long Wait For Boeing Ruling: Report

    The European Union reportedly has raised concerns about the 10-month gap between the World Trade Organization's September interim ruling that EU loans to Airbus SAS were illegal subsidies and its expected June ruling on the EU's accusation that the U.S. is subsidizing Boeing Co., saying the long delay could make negotiations between the EU and the U.S. difficult.

  • January 25, 2010

    Trumpf Fights To Nix Duties On Surgical Lamps

    Medical equipment maker Trumpf Medical Systems Inc. has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to rule that U.S. Customs and Border Protection incorrectly classified and slapped duties on the company's imported surgical lamps.

  • January 25, 2010

    Fla. Police Lose Insurance Spat Over Trade Protests

    National State Insurance Co. could escape hefty insurance payouts to the Broward County Sheriff's Office after a federal appeals court sided with the insurer in a dispute over who is responsible for lawsuits filed against the police in connection with a free trade protest.

  • January 22, 2010

    Motorola Hits RIM With ITC Complaint Over Devices

    Motorola Inc. filed a complaint on Friday with the U.S. International Trade Commission that accuses BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. of unfair trade practices for importing products into the U.S. that allegedly infringe on five of its patents.

  • January 22, 2010

    Lawyers Try To Pierce CFIUS Veil

    Though the number of covered transactions filed with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has risen in recent years, the current figure is still relatively low given the size of the economy and the myriad possibilities for a security breach, attorneys told Law360.

  • January 22, 2010

    Judge Halts Duties On Chinese Carbon Makers

    A federal judge has blocked the U.S. from collecting duties on activated carbon exported by five Chinese companies while the exporters litigate their challenge to an anti-dumping decision.

  • January 22, 2010

    DOC Antiseptic Ruling Prompts Digs From Both Sides

    Both the domestic and Chinese producers of chlorinated isocyanurates involved in a dispute over the federal government's dumping margin for the antiseptic chemicals generally used in swimming pools have taken issue with the U.S. Department of Commerce's revised rate determination.