Washington, DC – May 18, 2021 – The U.S. International Trade Commission’s (“ITC”) issued a final determination to terminate an investigation of certain collapsible and portable furniture, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1178, after finding that Mei & Mark clients MacSports Inc. and Meike (Qingdao) Leisure Products Co., Ltd. did not infringe Complainant GCI Outdoor, Inc.’s asserted patent. The ITC’s ruling affirmed an earlier initial determination of the Administrative Law Judge finding no violation of section 337 after an evidentiary hearing.
P. Andrew Riley, Lei Mei, Robert A. Hall, and Jiwei Zhang of Mei & Mark LLP represented Respondents MacSports Inc. and Meike (Qingdao) Leisure Products Co., Ltd. in this ITC Section 337 investigation.
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 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.
In 2021 and 2020, Patexia ranked Mei & Mark among Top ITC Law Firms and ranked several of its attorneys Top ITC Lawyers. In 2019, DocketNavigator ranked Mei & Mark among Top ITC Law Firms and ranked three of its attorneys Top ITC Lawyers. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce named Mei & Mark as a Top U.S. Firm for ITC Section 337 Practice in 2018.
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