High Court Asked To Soften ITC Domestic Industry Rules

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Cable connector manufacturer PPC Inc. told the U.S. Supreme Court in a petition made public Tuesday that the U.S. International Trade Commission's domestic industry rules should be relaxed so companies, including nonpracticing entities, can meet them by pursuing litigation to enforce their patents.

The ITC and the Federal Circuit both previously found that Syracuse, N.Y.-based PPC didn't meet Section 337 of the Tariff Act's domestic industry requirement for one of its design patents because the company doesn't make products that use the technology, decisions that attracted...
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