In re Certain Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same
David DeRamus submitted expert testimony in In re Certain Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (US International Trade Commission Investigation No. 337-TA-1105). The complainant alleged that it had suffered substantial injury from respondent’s alleged hub-and-spoke conspiracy designed to prevent resellers, like the complainant, from purchasing and reselling respondent’s imported PLCs and resale price-fixing conspiracy. The complainant alleged it suffered antitrust injury stemming from these violations of the Sherman Act. Dr. DeRamus analyzed market definition, monopoly power, monopolization, and other antitrust claims. He also analyzed alleged trademark infringement of certain products imported into the United States.