Vedder Thinking | News Federal Circuit Affirms Vedder Price Victory in the International Trade Commission
July 15, 2015
On July, 14, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the final determination per curiam by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that Vedder Price clients MaxLite, Inc. and Litetronics International, Inc. did not infringe Neptun Light’s patent. The patent was directed to technology associated with compact fluorescent lighting for use in PAR lamps. After a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ), Vedder Price attorneys requested that the full Commission review the initial determination made by the ALJ at the ITC hearing. The Commission agreed to review the ALJ’s decision and issued a final determination reversing the ALJ’s decisions on claim construction and infringement and made the ultimate determination that MaxLite and Litetronics had not violated the unfair importation requirements of 19 U.S.C. § 1337. Neptun challenged the ITC’s final determination, and after briefing and oral arguments, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Commission’s final determination.
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