Intellectual Property

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Nomination Hearing for Two USTR Positions Discusses China Trade Issues

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing today on the Nominations of Maria Pagan to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Geneva Office) and Christopher Wilson to be USTR's Chief Innovation and Intellectual Property Negotiator (as well as Brent Neiman to be Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury for

China Responds to EU Request for Information on Judicial Decisions and Regulations Relating To Patents

Following an EU request for China to provide more information about judicial decisions and regulations related to patents, China has now provided a response. However, it does not seem to directly address all of the EU questions, and the EU may press China again on these points going forward. As

Key Dates Set and Answers to Complaint Filed in Section 337 Solar Case

In late July, we wrote about the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to institute a Section 337 investigation of certain silicon photovoltaic cells and modules with nanostructures. As a brief follow-up, three answers to the complaint have now been filed by the companies targeted in the complaint: Hanwha, Canadian

USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation on Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules

On July 14, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced that it had voted to institute a Section 337 investigation of certain silicon photovoltaic cells and modules with nanostructures, and products containing the same. Some of the companies targeted in the investigation are Chinese. The complaint in the case

EU Requests Information from China on Judicial Decisions and Regulations Relating To Patents

In a communication posted on the WTO's website on July 6, 2021 (IP/C/W/682), the EU requested information from China pursuant to Article 63.3 of the TRIPS Agreement (Article 63 is entitled "Transparency"). Article 63.3 states: Each Member shall be prepared to supply, in response to

Settlement in Section 337 Investigation on Certain Cellular Signal Boosters, Repeaters, Bi-directional Amplifiers, and Components

The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a notice that it has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge's initial determination "granting a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement." The investigation is therefore "terminated in its entirety." The settlement and patent license

USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation on Certain Cellular Signal Boosters, Repeaters, Bi-directional Amplifiers, and Components

On February 22, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced that it had voted to institute three separate Section 337 investigations of certain cellular signal boosters, repeaters, bi-directional amplifiers, and components thereof. The complaint in the case alleges violations of Section 337 on the basis that the products infringe
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