ITC Adopts New Public Interest Rule For Patent Cases

Law360, New York (October 19, 2011, 5:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission finalized a new rule Wednesday that will allow the agency to immediately gather more information on the potential public interest issues sparked by a Section 337 patent infringement complaint.

In a notice published in the Federal Register, the ITC said the rule change, which will go into effect Nov. 18, will require those filing a Section 337 complaint seeking to block allegedly infringing articles from entering the U.S. to also file a separate statement of public interest at the same time....
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