ITC Denies Termination Following Excessive Redactions to Settlement Agreement, Jones Day ITC Blog

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The ITC recently denied a joint motion to terminate an investigation on the basis of settlement after the parties failed to meet the requisite conditions.  See In re Certain Child Carriers and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1154, Order No. 11 (May 23, 2019).  We previously covered LILLEbaby, LLC’s (“LILLEbaby”) complaint requesting the ITC to investigate twenty-seven domestic and foreign companies for allegedly infringing its patents related to child carriers (here).  During the investigation, LILLEbaby entered into a confidential settlement agreement with one of the respondents, Britax Child Safety, Inc. (“Britax”).  The parties moved jointly to terminate the investigation as to Britax pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1337(c) and 19 C.F.R. § 210.21(b).

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