ITC Judge Finds Crocs Patents Enforceable

Law360, New York (February 11, 2011, 8:12 PM EST) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has deemed two Crocs Inc. patents as enforceable, a ruling that could mean a general exclusion order is imminent, according to an attorney for the plastic shoe maker.

Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock issued an initial determination Wednesday, rejecting an argument by Crocs' competitors that the patents were unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. The decision is currently confidential while the parties propose redactions.

Agility IP Law founder Jim Otteson, who represented Crocs in the case, said the commission would...
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