By: Yury Kalish and Blaney Harper – The ITC issued a final determination in a long-running dispute between Sony and Fujifilm.  Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges And Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1058, Notice Of A Commission Final Determination (March 25, 2019).  With respect to one of the asserted patents that was the subject of a parallel IPR, in view of the PTAB’s decision finding one of the claims asserted in the Investigation unpatentable, the Commission determined to suspend the enforcement of the LEO and CDO as to that claim pending final resolution of the PTAB’s Final Written Decision.

You can read more about the decision on Jones Day’s ITC Blog here.

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Vishal Khatri is an intellectual property lawyer with more than 15 years of experience representing clients in high stakes, bet-the-company patent litigation and procurement matters around the world. He routinely represents clients in matters before U.S. district courts, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He has also advised clients regarding enforcement practices before U.S. Customs and Border Protection.