An Overview Of Remedies And Relief Under Section 337

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT) -- The International Trade Commission has become an increasingly popular destination for companies to enforce their patent rights under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. Section 337 affords relief to owners of U.S. intellectual property rights, especially patents, from unfairly competing imports.

Section 337 litigation is often preferred, due in part, to the expedited process — a trial is often concluded in less than a year. Not even the “rocket docket” jurisdictions can compete with this timing. And the ITC’s nationwide in rem jurisdiction over...
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