Legal Costs Don't Prove PPC Domestic Industry: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision that cable connector manufacturer PPC Inc. could not prove several companies had infringed its patents, finding prior patent litigation did not meet the requirements needed to claim a Section 337 violation.

A three-judge panel said in a precedential 2-1 ruling that the New York-based company failed to satisfy the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement of a Section 337 investigation, which states a party must show it has made a substantial domestic investment...
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