ITC Increasingly Popular For Patent Litigation

Law360, New York (June 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A push for quick injunctions against foreign infringers has led to a surge in patent litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission, which has been staffing up to meet the increased demand.

So far in fiscal year 2006, the court has instituted 20 cases, and seven additional cases are pending institution, according to a study by Morrison & Foerster LLP.

The record in recent times is 32 cases, which is expected to be broken before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. As few as 12...
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