Section 337 Opens Doors For Foreign Manufacturers

Law360, New York (October 13, 2009, 6:13 PM EDT) -- More foreign manufacturers are initiating Section 337 cases with the U.S. International Trade Commission in an effort to protect both their market share and their intellectual property rights — a trend that could have harmful consequences for U.S.-based companies, attorneys told Law360.

In the past several years, as foreign companies have expanded their presence and patent holdings in the U.S., they have become increasingly emboldened to seek out the exclusion orders that can be obtained through a Section 337 proceeding — a remedy traditionally intended to...
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