ITC Drops Probe Into Drill Bit Maker's Patent Claims

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has killed an investigation into a drill bit manufacturer's claims that four companies are importing products that infringe its patented technology used in mineral mining, according to a Federal Register notice to be filed Monday.

The ITC said that after a review, it decided to uphold the presiding administrative law judge's July ruling finding that three South American companies and a U.S. distributor did not import the allegedly infringing products after the patents-in-suit were issued to mining giant Boart Longyear and...
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