International Trade

  • April 29, 2021

    Fed. Circ. OKs ITC Ruling That Bio-Rad Infringed 10x Patents

    10x Genomics scored a victory in its patent battle with Bio-Rad when the Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld the U.S. International Trade Commission's finding that Bio-Rad infringed three patents covering microfluidic systems used in gene sequencing.

  • April 29, 2021

    US Sets Early Duties On Aluminum Foil From 4 Countries

    The U.S. Department of Commerce readied duties going up to 188% on aluminum foil from four countries after finding that the products were likely sold at unfair prices, according to a government announcement

  • April 28, 2021

    Biden Speech Pitches Investments To 'Win 21st Century'

    In his first address to Congress, President Joe Biden on Wednesday night said muscular government investment would fuel American success in the 21st century and urged lawmakers to act on priorities including infrastructure, research, labor and employment law, health insurance and immigration.

  • April 28, 2021

    Aluminum Co. Fights Results Of 'Unconstitutional' Probe

    A Florida-based aluminum importer is fighting new duties on merchandise from the Dominican Republic, following a U.S. Customs and Border Protection investigation its says launched without sufficient evidence and violated the company's Fifth and Eighth Amendment rights.

  • April 28, 2021

    WTO Dispute Roundup: US, Venezuela Agree To Talk It Out

    In Law360's latest look at the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, the U.S. and Venezuela agree to new consultations in a sanctions quarrel that derailed last month's meeting, while Australia and Malaysia see their agricultural complaints stalled.

  • April 28, 2021

    Chinese Businessman Cops To Smuggling Marine Tech

    A Chinese businessman living outside Boston admitted Wednesday to smuggling sensitive submarine sonar components to foreign research institutes linked to China's People's Liberation Army, pleading guilty two months before a scheduled jury trial.

  • April 28, 2021

    Tai Expresses Hope For Resolving EU Trade Fights

    U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai expressed on Wednesday optimism for resolving a pair of trade disputes with the European Union over aircraft subsidies and national security tariffs on steel and aluminum.

  • April 28, 2021

    EU Parliament Ratifies Post-Brexit Trade Deal With UK

    The European Parliament said on Wednesday that it has voted by a large majority in favor of the agreement on trade relations between Britain and the European Union, concluding a ratification process that left access to markets for vital service sectors unresolved.

  • April 27, 2021

    Leviton Gets New Patent Trial After Judge Cops To Error

    Over a year after losing at trial, Leviton Manufacturing Co. can get a new trial in a contract and patent licensing dispute with rival Pass & Seymour Inc. after the New York federal judge who oversaw the proceedings admitted Tuesday he made an "unprecedented" error in denying the presentation of certain evidence.

  • April 27, 2021

    Split 9th Circ. Unravels Lower Court's Ban On 3D Guns

    A split Ninth Circuit panel on Tuesday vacated a lower court's decision to block the Trump administration from deregulating the publication of certain 3D printing gun data, holding that the president's authority to remove items from the U.S. Munitions List can't be reviewed by the judiciary.

  • April 27, 2021

    Steel Parts Importers Challenge Tariff Evasion Ruling At CIT

    Two businesses asked the U.S. Court of International Trade on Tuesday to overturn the government's finding that they routed steel pipe fittings through Vietnam to skirt tariffs, arguing that customs officials investigated the companies based on insufficient evidence.

  • April 27, 2021

    US Wants $330M Held By Clyde & Co. In 1MDB Funds Fight

    U.S. prosecutors urged a California federal judge to let the country seize $330 million allegedly connected to embezzled 1Malaysia Development Berhad funds owed to PetroSaudi, arguing that sovereign immunity and U.S. jurisdiction limits are irrelevant in this case.

  • April 27, 2021

    FCC Might Extend Security Crackdowns To Consumer Devices

    The Federal Communications Commission's acting chairwoman is mulling whether to make foreign-made electronic devices ineligible for U.S. certification and sales if they pose security risks to end users, while FCC Republicans say they'd be on board with the plan.

  • April 27, 2021

    Commerce Opens Inquiry Into Indian Soybean Meal

    The U.S. Department of Commerce is investigating whether the domestic organic soybean meal industry is being undercut by unfairly subsidized Indian imports sold at allegedly less than fair prices, according to a notice in the Federal Register on Tuesday.

  • April 27, 2021

    Fed. Circ. Says J&J Unit's HIV Treatment May Enter Duty-Free

    The Federal Circuit has upheld a Johnson & Johnson unit's $100 million victory at the federal trade court, saying in a decision publicly released Monday the company could import its HIV treatment Prezista into the U.S. duty-free.

  • April 26, 2021

    Huawei Cleared Over Info-Sharing With Fugitive CFO

    A New York federal judge declined Monday to take any action against Huawei after prosecutors complained that the Chinese telecommunications giant was flouting a court order by publicly discussing sensitive documents and sharing discovery with fugitive Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.

  • April 26, 2021

    Food Tray Co. Appeals EU's Reduced €9.4M Cartel Fine

    CCPL Group has appealed €9.4 million ($11.4 million) in fines imposed by European enforcers for allegedly participating in food packaging cartels, after a court tossed a higher fine against the company and its subsidiaries.

  • April 26, 2021

    LGBTQ Advocates Among Biden's National Security Picks

    President Joe Biden on Friday tapped former U.S. Army Capt. Brenda Sue Fulton and retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Shawn Skelly, both advocates for the LGBTQ community, for positions at the U.S. Department of Defense, along with several other national security nominations.

  • April 26, 2021

    Biden To Divert AstraZeneca Materials To India

    The U.S. government will provide the Indian government with the raw materials to produce the AstraZeneca vaccine, the Biden administration announced Monday.

  • April 26, 2021

    State Dept. OKs Proposed $1.65B Drone Sale To Australia

    The U.S. Department of State approved the Australian government's potential purchase of $1.65 billion worth of General Atomics' MQ-9B unmanned aircraft and related equipment, according to a government announcement.

  • April 23, 2021

    Ukraine Needn't Face Suit For Destroying Auto Import Biz

    The D.C. Circuit on Friday affirmed that Ukraine has sovereign immunity in litigation accusing it of destroying a successful vehicle import business, ruling that the claims are barred since the company's owners are nationals of the former Soviet state.

  • April 23, 2021

    US Seizes Oil Tanker That Helped N. Korea Evade Sanctions

    The U.S. government has seized an oil tanker allegedly used to violate U.S. and United Nations sanctions against North Korea, U.S. Department of Justice officials announced Friday.

  • April 23, 2021

    Petition Says 5 Countries Underselling Raw Honey Production

    A coalition of U.S. raw honey producers has charged that imports from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine and Vietnam are being sold in the U.S. at less than fair value, causing U.S. production to suffer.

  • April 23, 2021

    Importers Want China Tariffs Frozen During Litigation

    Importers challenging tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of Chinese goods asked the U.S. Court of International Trade for an injunction on Friday to ensure that they can secure full refunds if the suit succeeds.

  • April 23, 2021

    House GOP Calls On Biden To Revive Green Trade Deal Talks

    Republicans on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee have pressed the Biden administration to salvage the lapsed negotiations for a trade deal removing duties on environmental goods used in clean energy, wastewater treatment and air pollution control products.

Expert Analysis

  • How Case Management Orders Can Support New Attorneys

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    Courts are leading the way in ensuring oral argument opportunities for newer attorneys by incorporating innovative language in a variety of orders, and private parties can and should follow suit by incorporating similar language into case management orders, say Megan Jones and Halli Spraggins at Hausfeld.

  • 3 Things To Know About FDA's Evolving Drug Inspections

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    Companies regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration need to stay abreast of the pandemic's ongoing impact, including inspection delays, the FDA's expanded usage of remote evaluations, and supply chain constraints, say Peter Lindsay and Nathan Sheers at Paul Hastings.

  • Effective E-Discovery Of Chat Apps In Gov't Investigations

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    With the increasing reliance on multiple messaging applications for business conversations in the remote working environment, companies can implement several best practices for collecting, reviewing and producing data, despite an absence of guidance on discovery obligations in government investigations, say Jason Weinstein and Katie Dubyak at Steptoe & Johnson.

  • An In-House Counsel's Guide To Better Work Management

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    Amid economic uncertainty and increasing pressure on corporate legal departments to do more with less, work management processes should be aimed at tracking legal teams' every contribution, including routine matters that can be reallocated to nonlegal staff, says Aaron Pierce at LexisNexis CounselLink.

  • US Cos. Must Prepare For EU Carbon Tax On Imports

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    With the European Union considering a tax on imported goods reflecting the carbon emitted during their manufacture, U.S. exporters to the EU should assess their possible liabilities, review opportunities to mitigate costs and consider ways to reduce emissions, say David Lakhdhir and Mark Bergman at Paul Weiss.

  • Avoiding Materially Adverse Conflicts After New ABA Opinion

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    The American Bar Association's recent guidance on what constitutes materially adverse interests between clients makes clear that lawyers should not take comfort in a current representation just because a former client is not on the opposite side of the v., and those hoping to avoid disqualification should consider five steps, says Hilary Gerzhoy at Harris Wiltshire.

  • Start Preparing For Germany's Corporate Sanctions Act

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    Germany’s soon-to-be-adopted Corporate Sanctions Act carries a presumption of mandatory prosecution but also a defense in cases where reasonable precautions fail to prevent nonmanagers from committing crimes, so companies should start putting such compliance programs into place now, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.

  • UK Top Court Fraud Ruling Could Reshape Int'l Discovery

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    A recent U.K. Supreme Court ruling that KBR didn't have to provide documents held overseas to the Serious Fraud Office reveals the U.K. to be taking a divergent approach from the U.S. and has important implications for cross-border discovery and criminal investigations, say Katherine Toomey and Eric Lewis at Lewis Baach.

  • Rebuttal

    US Legal System Can Benefit From Nonlawyer Ownership

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    Contrary to claims made in a recent Law360 guest article, nonlawyer ownership has incrementally improved the England and Wales legal system — with more innovation and more opportunities for lawyers — and there is no reason why those outcomes cannot also be achieved in the U.S., say Crispin Passmore at Passmore Consulting and Zachariah DeMeola at the University of Denver.

  • Assessing Damages Theories In Recent Trade Secret Verdicts

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    Comparing different damages theories and verdicts in two recent trade secret decisions, Ajaxo v. E-Trade in California state court and Syntel v. TriZetto in New York federal court, offers insight for litigators developing case filing and risk management strategies, say Daniel McGavock and Robert Goldman at Charles River.

  • Cos. Face Uncertainty In Commerce Foreign Adversary Rules

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    When U.S. Department of Commerce rules for blocking certain transactions involving foreign adversaries go into effect in March, limited notice provisions and lack of specificity regarding review procedures will likely cause uncertainty for information communications and technology services companies, say Cortney Morgan and Grant Leach at Husch Blackwell.

  • Building A Law Firm Knowledge Bank For Thought Leadership

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    Marketing professionals often do not have firsthand knowledge of current legal trends and client issues, so law firms need to commit to an ongoing knowledge extraction process — a series of steps to draw out attorney insights that can help marketers create effective and frequent thought leadership content, says Michelle Calcote King at Reputation Ink.

  • The Power Of A National Climate Emergency Declaration

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    President Joe Biden has referred to climate change as an "existential threat" — and if he were to formally declare it a national emergency, he could tap into a wellspring of executive powers to advance initiatives that would be difficult to challenge in court, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • How Preclusion At ITC Is Affecting District Court Litigants

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    Recent federal cases indicate that parties seeking or opposing claim or issue preclusion in district courts following U.S. International Trade Commission final decisions can strategize by leveraging ITC benefits in district court and carefully assessing whether to appeal agency decisions, say Michael Gershoni and Philip Marsh at Arnold & Porter.

  • Let's Emerge From The Pandemic As Legal Innovators

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    The pandemic forced a digital reckoning on the legal profession — which switched to remote workforces, paperless workflows and digital signatures seemingly overnight — and law firms and corporate legal departments can keep up the innovation momentum with three guiding principles, says Kevin Clem at HBR Consulting.

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