Why The ITC May Be Right For Your Chemicals Case

Law360, New York (August 3, 2009, 4:04 PM EDT) -- Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1337) continues to be one of the most powerful — and fastest — weapons that a U.S. intellectual property holder can wield to block competitors from selling infringing imported products in the U.S. market. It is often the ideal forum for patent infringement cases and especially so in cases involving patents covering chemical products and processes.

Several factors explain the surge in Section 337’s popularity over the last few years, including: the broad and highly...
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