The United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) recently made notable patent invalidity determinations in two Section 337 investigations. In Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, the ITC invalidated the patent claims that were asserted against the remaining respondents on account of inadequate written descriptions pursuant to Section 112. In Certain Activity Tracking Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof, the ITC’s action was significant because of its approval of an ALJ’s summary application of Section 101 to hold that the asserted claims of two of the patents-in-suit were invalid as being directed to ineligible subject matter. 

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