Hard Candy Strikes Deal With Otter In ITC Patent Probe

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT) -- Otter Products LLC and Hard Candy Cases LLC on Friday asked a U.S. International Trade Commission judge to drop Hard Candy from a Section 337 investigation, after Hard Candy agreed not to import or sell smartphone cases that allegedly infringe an Otter Products patent.

Hard Candy and Otter Products filed a joint motion asking Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex to issue an initial determination terminating the investigation as to Hard Candy.

“Otter and Hard Candy submit that entry of the proposed consent order will simplify and...
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