ITC's Public Interest Rule Draws Atty Fire

Law360, New York (February 16, 2011, 6:24 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission is mulling a rule to require evidence up front that exclusion orders in Section 337 patent infringement cases could have a negative impact on the public interest, but the move could make it harder for complainants to secure an injunction and reduce the appeal of litigating in the popular forum, attorneys say.

The ITC has become an appealing forum to file patent infringement suits because complainants have a better shot at obtaining an injunction from the commission than the district courts...
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