Daily Archives: Thursday 6 June 2013

Great Resources: HeinOnline- U.S. International Trade Library

This fourth installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

The U.S. International Trade Library, provided by HeinOnline, is an excellent resource for anyone researching commerce and exchange of goods and services between the U.S. and other nations.  The database includes over 1.5 million pages worth of content, including a United States International Trade Commission Publications Archive going back to 1961, which can be browsed by category.  This archive also contains extensive materials regarding Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, which may be very helpful to anyone searching for information regarding unfair competition and international intellectual property rights.heinonline-logo

The database also includes C.F.R. and U.S. Code Sections 15 & 19, numerous scholarly articles and publications, and legislative histories regarding all major pieces of legislation concerning international trade, going back to the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act of 1909.

To access the U.S. International Trade Library, go to http://www.law.sc.edu/library/limited_access/ and select HeinOnline.

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of the Congress and the Courts collection, the History of Supreme Court Nominations collection, and the Session Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical Archive.

Legal News of the Day: Samsung Takes a Bite Out of Apple in the ITC

File:Apple bitten.svgOn Tuesday, the International Trade Commission ruled in favor of Samsung on claims that Apple violated one of its patents. The ITC granted Samsung injunctive relief, effectively banning Apple from importing or selling a number of its products, of note the iPhone 4 and the iPad 3. President Obama can overturn the ITC ruling within 60 days, allowing Apple to continue selling its products, but it’s doubtful that will occur. Very rarely do presidents exercise this power. In the meantime, Apple can appeal the decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  And Apple and Samsung are still fighting their patent dispute in federal court in California. Nevertheless, this ruling marks a big blow to Apple in the big patent fight.