Benefits Of ITC's New Early Disposition Pilot Program

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The recently initiated pilot program at the U.S. International Trade Commission, intended to expedite certain case-dispositive issues, is a positive step toward reducing costs of litigating at the ITC. Investigations at the ITC proceed at a rapid pace and the parties expend significant resources to litigate them to completion. Determining potentially case-dispositive issues early in a proceeding has the potential to reduce costs for both complainants and respondents. Aside from the obvious cost savings resulting from early termination, deciding these issues early will help narrow the...
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