Collection Summary

Creator: Duvall, Donald K.
Title: The Papers of Donald K. Duvall
Accession: MSS 99-1
Description: 13 boxes; 5.5 linear feet
Location: This collection is stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections before your visit to ensure your papers are available.
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Collection Description & Arrangement

Mr. Duvall’s Papers consist of 14 grey boxes of cases and other materials pertaining his tenure as an Administrative Law Judge and afterwards as an attorney to Kenyon and Kenyon working with Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The papers are divided in two series:

1. Cases where he act as a judge on section 337 matters

2. Cases where he was an attorney for the plaintiff. The most important case in this section is the DRAMs [Certain Dynamic Random Access Memories Components]. The investigation was instituted by the International Trade Commission on March 19, 1986 in response to a complaint filed on behalf of Texas Instruments, Inc. alleging a violation of section 337 in the importation of certain dynamic random access memories (DRAMs) alleged to infringe one or more of ten patents owned by Texas Instruments.” (A DRAM is “monolithic integrated memory circuit containing thousands of storage cells (bits), each of which usually contains a transistor and a capacitor”.) That the “importation and sale constitute unfair methods of competition and unfair acts by reason of infringement of certain claims of ten U.S. Patents owned by TI”. That this competition have “the effect to destroy or substantially injure an efficiently and economically operated domestic industry.” There were nineteen respondents. Nine Japanese, such as Matsushita Electric Industrial CO., Hitachi, Ltd., Toshiba Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, et al; two Korean: Samsung Company, Ltd. and Samsung Semiconductor and Telecommunications Co., Ltd. and eight U.S. companies. On March 23, 1987 TI announced drams settlements with six of the Japanese companies, and was paid 134 million (Southwest Newswire. March 23, 1987. Lexis Nexis ).

Biographical & Historical Information

Donald K. Duvall was born October 30, 1925 in Washington D.C.  He received his B.A.from Yale University in 1949, J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1953, and LL.M. from Georgetown University in 1959.  He was an attorney for the State Department, 1955 - 1970 and practice in private law in D.C. and Virginia, 1953-1955.

Mr. Duvall was an administrative law judge (ALJ) with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 1971-1978  and with the Social Security Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) for a year. 1970-1971.

From 1979 to 1984 he served as Chief Administrative Law Judge of the U.S. International Trade Commission working as the trial judge in many unfair import investigations under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.  In 1984 he joined the D.C. and New York City firm of Kenyon & Kenyon as an attorney at law and counsel, specializing in international trade, unfair competition and intellectual property law.

He was registered? [had permission to practice] at the Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal District; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; U.S. Claims Court; U.S. Court of International Trade; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Court of Appeals of Maryland; U.S. District Court for Maryland.

He was member of American Bar Association, Chairman of International Law and Practice 1973-1974; member of the Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law; and Division of Judicial Administration; of the Standing Committee in World Order Under Law 1977-1980.  Member of the Conference of Administrative Law Judges, of the Inter-American Bar; International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association; Customs and International Trade Bar Association; International Intellectual Property Law Association; Washington Foreign Law Society, American Judicatory Society, Federal Bar Association and the American Law Institute.

Mr. Duvall served as a U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1950-1958; U.S. Army (European Theater), 1944-1946.  He was a member of the American Society of International Law, Supreme Court Historical Society, World Jurist Association, Rotary Club of Washington, D.C., Yale Club of Washington, D.C., Cosmos Club, Society of Descendants of Mareen Duvall (French Huguenot immigrant), National Lawyers Club, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, Virginia Journal of International Law, cofounder of the John Bassett Moore Society of International Law.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1999
Donor Information The papers of Donald K. Duvall were given to the Law School by Mr. Duvall in May of 1999.

Content List

Box 1:                           

  • 1979: Automatic Crankpin Grinders 337-60/ALG Duvall ID
  • 1978; Attache Cases 337-49
  • 1982; Braiding Machines 337-130
  • 1981; Card Data Imprinters 337-104 [2 folders]
  • 1978-1980; 337 Cases [31, 35, 36, 42, 46, 47, 51, 53, 54, 57, 59, 59, 61, 62, 65, 71, 73, 80, 88, 103, 604, 702, 714]
  • 1982; Cases-Judges and Counsel
  • 1981; Cleaners [Chlorofluorohydrocarbon Dry-cleaning Process, Machines and Components] 337-84

Box 2:                           

  • 1980; Coat Hanger Rings 337-70
  • 1978; Combination Locks 337-45
  • 1978; Copper Rod 337-52
  • 1981; Corn Poppers 337-101
  • 1981-1982; 337 Decisions [2 folders]
  • 1983; DOT Matrix Line Printers 337-154
  • 1978-1981; Doxycyline 337-3
  • 1978; Fabricated Steel Plates from Japan 337-50
  • 1984; FIA [Flow Injection Analysis] 337-151
  • 1983; Fingerprint [Automated Identification System] 337-156
  • 1982; Fungicides 337-128
  • 1978; Gemstones [Synthetic] 337-50
  • 1978; Glasses [Novelty] 337-55

Box 3:                           

  • 1981; Grinding Machines 337-95
  • 1980; Headboxes and Papermaking 337-82 [2 folders]
  • 1978-1979; Luggage Products 337-39 (TEO)
  • 1982; Justice Department Comments
  • 1982; Microcarriers 337-129
  • 1980-1983; Miscellaneous 337 and Trade Papers
  • 1978; Monumental Wood Windows 337-40

Box 4:                           

  • 1980; Paint Spray Pumps 337-90
  • 1983; Poultry [Cut Up Machines] 337-159
  • 1980; Poultry Disk Picking Machines 337-78
  • 1984; Pre-Hearing Orders and Procedures (CAB & ITC)
  • 1978; Pressure Pads 337-48
  • 1981, 1990; Public Interest Factor
  • 1978; Roller Units 337-44
  • 1980; Roto-Photo [Rotable Photographs and Card Display Units and Components] 337-74
  • 1981; Sandwich Panels [Molded-in sandwich Panel Inserts and Methods for their Installation] 337-99
  • 1982-1983; Scanner and Gamma Camera Medical Diagnostic Imaging Apparatus 337-123
  • 1983; Screw Anchors 337-158
  • 1980; Shellbrim Hats 337-86
  • 1984; [Skinless Sausage Casings] 337-148] Letters Rogatory
  • 1982; Sneakers [with Fabric Uppers and Rubber Soles] 337-118
  • 1978; Skateboards and Platforms 337-37
  • 1979; Surveying Devices 337-68
  • 1978; Thermometer Sheath Packages 337-56
  • 1979; Tile Setters 337-41

Box 5:                           

  • 1979; Trash Pumps [Centrifugal] 337-43
  • 1980; Turning Machines File 337-72
  • 1980-1983; Vacuum Bottles 337-108 [3 folders]
  • 1982; Vehicles [Certain Miniature, Battery Operated, All Terrain Wheeled Vehicles] 337-122
  • 1980-1984; Video Matrix Display Systems 337-75 [2 folders]
  • 1982; Welders [Certain Hand-Operated, Gas Operated Welding, Cutting and Heating Equipment and Component Parts] 337-132
  • 1981; Woodstoves 337-92

Series II

Box 6:                           

  • 1993-1995; Adduci v. Code Alarm, CA-94-0418 (GK)
  • 1984; Automotive Transmission Shifters 337-207
  • 1989; CCM [Crystalline Cefadroxil Monohydrate] Complaint and other Pleadings 337-293
  • 1993; `[ Certain Sputtered Carbon Coated Computer Disks and Products Containing Same, Including Disks Drives 337-350
  • 1985; DEC [ Notice of Commission Decision on Review of Initial Determination and Issuance of Limited Temporary Exclusion Order]
  • 1993; DILTIAZEM 337-349
  • 1986-1987; DRAMS [Certain Dynamic Random Access Memories Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same] 337-242 [2 folders]
  • 1986-1987; DRAMS due Process

Box 7:                           

  • 1986; DRAMS Duvall’s Memos
  • 1987; DRAMS - Finnegan [Investigative Report]
  • 1996; DRAMS - Finnegan Matter
  • 1986-1987; DRAMS - ITC Initial Determination, Injury, Domestic Industry [2 folders]
  • 1989; DRAMS Initial Determination [2 folders]

Boxes 8-9:                    

  • n.d.; DRAMS Miscellaneous Documents
  • 1986-1987; DRAMS Motions and Orders [2 folders]
  • 1986; DRAMS Orders  (7 Folders)

Boxes 10-11:                

  • 1986; DRAMS - TI [Texas Instruments]
  • 1985; DRAMS - TI Due Process in #242
  • 1990; DRAMS 337 #312
  • 1995; DRAMS 337#335
  • 1988-1990; Grain Oriented silicon Steel
  • 1988-19992; Glick Client; Rousell-Uclaf-Heller; SGS-Thompson 337-337
  • 1986; Gremlins [Character Depictions] 337-201
  • 1991-1994; ITC [International Trade Commission] / 337 Complaints [7 folders]

Box 12:                         

  • 1983-1987; ITC/337 Docket/ Notices
  • 1988; ITC Rules and Regulations
  • 1988-1996; Kenyon & Kenyon 337 Information Requests
  • 1986; MIPS [Computer Systems] and Mocatta Metals
  • 1987-1988, 1994; Miscellaneous Cases
  • 1988-1990; Section 337 Constitutionality/Ogawa Representation
  • 1992; Moscowitz File
  • 1985; Optical Waveguide Fibers 337-#189
  • 1991; Plastic Encapsulated Integrated Circuits 337 #315
  • 1990; Section 337 Amendments (Proposed)
  • 1983-1991; Section 337 Appeals
  • 1981-1989; Section 337 Attorney Disqualification and Duty of Candor

Box 13:                         

  • 1986; Section 337 Cases
  • 1988-1990; Section 337 Constitutionality/Ogawa Representation
  • 1990; Section 337 Developments
  • 1986-1991; Section 337 Digests
  • 1982; Section 337 Exclusion Orders - Temporary
  • 1976, 1985; Section 337 Interlocutory Review
  • 1988; Section 337 Miscellaneous
  • 1930-1977; Section 337 Miscellaneous and Reform Act of 1974

Box 14:                         

  • 1991; Section 337 Modifications/Most Significant
  • 1991-1993; Section 337 P.O. [Protective Order] Issue #337, #335
  • 1976-1996; Section 337 Related Matters
  • 1994; Section 337 “status and Future Prospects of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930".  Conference presented at American Conference Institute, NYC
  • 1986-1987; Sickle Guards 337 #247
  • 1990; Volvo - Anthelices 337 #318
  • 1991; USSR Law of Inventions Proposals
  • 1992; Zeitler/ Jepson v. Makita

 

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