Rivera v. Int’l Trade Commission


(United States Federal Circuit) – In an appeal from a divided decision by the International Trade Commission, finding no violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. section 1337, based on the Commission’s holding of invalidity of certain asserted claims of appellant’s patent that describes single-brew coffee machines, the Commission’s decision is affirmed where substantial evidence supports the Commission’s holding that all asserted claims are invalid for lack of written description.