Pitfalls Abundant, But Avoidable, For ITC Newcomers

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 1:38 PM EDT) -- In recent years the U.S. International Trade Commission has become an increasingly important venue for patent litigation, known for its speedy trials and effective remedies, but lawyers familiar only with district court rules who are getting in on the ITC action for the first time often can be caught off guard by the agency's unique procedures, according to experts.

For the uninitiated, problems can crop up because of the ITC's compressed time frame, according to Robert J. Walters, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP....
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