Patent Trolls' New Forum: The ITC

Law360, New York (August 23, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT) -- There is new life for nonpracticing entities at the U.S. International Trade Commission. The ITC’s recent decision in Cable Connectors (In the Matter of Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-650) has not only opened the door for nonpracticing entities, it has defined the path by which such entities can be successful in meeting the threshold requirement of a domestic industry.

The ITC ruled a “domestic industry” can be established by a complainant who documents litigation expenses and...
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