Cooley Secures International Trade Commission Victory

Washington, DC – August 30, 2012 – Cooley LLP announced today a complete victory for long-time clients Chimei Innolux Corporation and Innolux Corporation after a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) administrative law judge issued a summary determination of no violation in the investigation over importation of computer monitors. The investigation was brought by Mondis Technology Ltd., a European non-practicing patent aggregator.

Chimei Innolux is a world-leading supplier of TFT-LCD panel modules and touch panels to cutting-edge information and consumer electronics product makers worldwide. Judge Theodore R. Essex's decision bars Mondis from seeking an import ban on Chimei Innolux's video displays.

The Cooley team, which spanned four offices, was lead by IP Litigation Practice Chair Thomas Friel and partners James Brogan and Stephen Smith and included associates Eamonn Gardner, Ann Marie Byers, Brian Eutermoser, Laura Cunningham, and Peter Sauer.

"This triumph for our long-time, international clients further evidences Cooley's track record of using the most effective ways to navigate the ITC's unique challenges," said Michael Rhodes, chair of the firm's national Litigation department.  "We expect our ITC practice to be one of the most active in the country in 2012 and this result adds to a series of recent successes."

The ITC has emerged as a critical venue for parties seeking to enforce intellectual property rights, and Cooley's ITC Section 337 Litigation practice group possess the frontline ITC experience, along with the necessary technical depth and high-stakes IP litigation capability, to navigate successfully the challenges of an ITC investigation.

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