The ITC has unanimously decided to review ALJ Rogers' initial determination. The commission is asking Align some tough questions, and we're optimistic that they'll end up deciding in our favor (like they did last time).
In the meantime, the ITC wants to hear from "interested parties" about whether granting Align's request to block us from using imported data would serve the public interest:
If the Commission contemplates some form of remedy, it must consider the effects of that remedy upon the public interest. The factors the Commission will consider include the effect that an exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders would have on (1) the public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and (4) U.S. consumers. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving written submissions that address the aforementioned public interest factors in the context of this investigation.
This is a unique opportunity to make your voice heard. Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 6, 2013, and we'll pass them along to the ITC.
Thanks for your support.
Jarrett Pumphrey, CEO