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Law360: Fed. Circ. Affirms Canon’s ITC Loss

Washington, DC – April 20, 2020 – Law360 reports that the Federal Circuit on Monday upheld the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (“ITC”) decision to terminate an investigation into whether seven Canon Inc. patents were being infringed. Previously, the ITC ended an investigation (ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1106), agreeing with an administrative law judge that Mei & Mark clients Ninestar and Static Control did not infringe any of Canon’s asserted patents.

Ninestar and Static Control were represented on appeal by Ed Naidich and Lei Mei of Mei & Mark LLP as well as several attorneys at Mayer Brown.

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Mei & Mark handles all aspects of U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC or ITC) Section 337 investigations and consistently ranks as a top ITC law firm. Section 337 investigations offer IP rights holders a powerful remedy—an exclusion order enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) blocking infringing products from entering the United States.

Mei & Mark’s practice handles patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret ITC investigations. We cover ITC-specific issues, such as domestic industry, remedy, and pre-hearing, hearing, and post-hearing procedures before the USITC (often in an ITC local counsel role), as well as general litigation issues such as patent claim construction, infringement, and invalidity. And Mei & Mark represents clients in all types of ITC Section 337 investigations, including enforcement (infringement), modification, and advisory opinion proceedings. We also represent clients in post-ITC proceedings before the Customs and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Mei & Mark consistently ranks as a top ITC law firm and most one of the most active ITC law firms specializing in ITC Section 337 investigations. Our attorneys rank as top ITC practitioners who have extensive experience in ITC Section 337 investigations, including handling over 100 investigations collectively. Two of our attorneys worked as attorney advisors at the ITC before joining Mei & Mark.

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