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International Trade

  • July 28, 2009

    Barriers Hamper EU-US Trade: Report

    Certain trade barriers and measures are presenting difficulties for European exporters and preventing companies from fully realizing the potential of the U.S. market, an annual report on trade and investment in the U.S. released by the European Commission says.

  • July 27, 2009

    ADM Soybean Byproduct Import Not Subject To Tariff

    Archer Daniels Midland Co. will not have to pay a duty to import a soybean oil byproduct used to produce Vitamin E, a federal appeals court has ruled, overturning an earlier ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade.

  • July 27, 2009

    ITA Hits Chinese Kitchen Shelving Cos. With Duties

    The International Trade Administration has decided to impose countervailing duties on kitchen shelving and racks made by Chinese companies that the agency said received subsidies on their electricity from the Chinese government.

  • July 27, 2009

    P&G Challenges Duties On Citric Acid Imports

    Procter & Gamble Co. is fighting to overturn a recent U.S. International Trade Commission ruling that led to anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of citric acid and citrate salts from Canada and China.

  • July 27, 2009

    Fed. Circ. Nixes Jury Verdict In E-Learning Patent Tiff

    A federal appeals court on Monday handed a victory to Desire2Learn Inc. in its patent battle with rival educational software developer Blackboard Inc., overturning a jury verdict and finding invalid a key claim in a Blackboard patent covering online course management systems.

  • July 27, 2009

    Fuji Awarded $16M In Disposable Camera IP Suit

    About six weeks after the jury issued its verdict, a judge has ordered two companies to pay Fujifilm Corp. more than $16 million in a long-standing patent dispute over refurbished disposable cameras.

  • July 27, 2009

    Cargill Reaches Final Deal In Glucosamine ITC Suit

    Cargill Inc. has settled a U.S. International Trade Commission case against Ethical Naturals Inc., the last of a handful of companies the food ingredient company had accused of making or selling infringing glucosamine.

  • July 27, 2009

    Crisis Sparks Jump In Trade Remedy Cases: Report

    Countries are increasingly resorting to protectionist trade strategies in the wake of the global economic crisis, turning to trade remedy cases as a response to pressure from domestic industries seeking a way to shield themselves from import competition, according to a new study.

  • July 27, 2009

    ITC Votes To Pursue Chinese Wire Decking Probe

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has given the green light for the Department of Commerce to continue its probe into unfair pricing practices of wire decking from China, marking the commission's fourth approval in July of countervailing and anti-dumping duty investigations into Chinese imports.

  • July 27, 2009

    Importer Seeks Refund For Expired Tariffs On EU Food

    An importer of European foodstuffs has asked U.S. Customs and Border Protection to lift retaliatory tariffs on certain imported French cheeses and mustards and refund hundreds of thousands of dollars in excess duties, arguing that the tariffs expired two years ago.

  • July 22, 2009

    Intel Challenges Record €1B EU Antitrust Fine

    Intel Corp. on Wednesday appealed the record-breaking €1.1 billion ($1.56 billion) fine levied against it by the European Commission for allegedly forcing rival microchip manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices Inc. out of the global market.

  • July 22, 2009

    Mayer Brown Scores Bingham Section 337 Expert

    Mayer Brown LLP is continuing to bolster its intellectual property practice, adding a seasoned international trade litigator from Bingham McCutchen LLP to the firm's Washington office.

  • July 22, 2009

    Settlements Leave 7 Respondents In ITC Chip Trial

    A case that at one time included more than 20 respondents has been whittled down to seven companies now battling infringement claims before the U.S. International Trade Commission over a chip patent belonging to LSI Corp. and Agere Systems Inc.

  • July 22, 2009

    Troutman Adds 5 IP Attys To New Life Sciences Team

    Troutman Sanders LLP has bolstered its intellectual property group and its recently formed life sciences practice team by adding five lawyers — including a former national chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP's IP department — to its New York office.

  • July 22, 2009

    EU Fines Calcium Carbide Suppliers €61M Over Cartel

    The European Commission has levied fines of more than €61 million ($86.9 million) against a number of calcium carbide and magnesium-based regent suppliers that allegedly formed a price-fixing cartel.

  • July 21, 2009

    Qualcomm, Others Denied Stay Pending Patent Appeal

    Qualcomm Inc., Spansion Inc. and three other technology companies have failed in their bid to stay limited exclusion and cease-and-desist orders against them pending an appeals court's review of a U.S. International Trade Commission decision regarding semiconductor chip patents in Tessera Technologies Inc.'s favor.

  • July 21, 2009

    Full Speed Ahead For Broadcom GPS Suit

    The federal judge overseeing a patent infringement dispute over GPS technology has shot down defendant SiRF Technology Inc.'s bid to stay proceedings pending the re-examination of the patents in dispute by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.

  • July 20, 2009

    Suit Alleges Chinese Refractory Bauxite Conspiracy

    Two China-based defendants have engaged in a conspiracy to fix and inflate the price of refractory-grade bauxite sold to a U.S.-based metal refining services company and other purchasers, an amended proposed class action alleges.

  • July 20, 2009

    Ex-Foley Atty Comes Out Of Retirement For Pepper

    Pepper Hamilton LLP has lured former Foley & Lardner LLP partner Russell J. Barron out of retirement to join its intellectual property practice.

  • July 20, 2009

    LSI Points ITC Toward WSJ Article In Chip Probe

    Chip designer LSI Corp. and subsidiary Agere Systems Inc. have asked that the U.S. International Trade Commission take judicial notice of a Wall Street Journal article on the global technology supply chain in its ongoing investigation of the semiconductor industry.