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Law360: ITC Shoots Down Canon’s Patent Fight Over Toner Imports

Washington, DC – May 21, 2019 – Law360 reports that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ended an investigation (ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1106) into whether several companies infringed seven Canon Inc. toner patents with their imports, agreeing with an administrative law judge that Mei & Mark clients Ninestar and Static Control did not infringe any of the asserted patents.

Ninestar and Static Control were represented by P. Andrew Riley, Robert A. Hall, Lei Mei, Jiwei Zhang, and Richard Hadorn of Mei & Mark LLP as well as several attorneys at Mayer Brown.

About Mei & Mark’s ITC Section 337 Investigations Practice

Mei & Mark handles all aspects of International Trade Commission (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 (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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