ITC Says 2011 IP Investigations Rose To Record Figure

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 6:25 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission investigated a record number of intellectual property infringement matters in 2011 while also managing to decrease the time spent completing each case, the agency announced last week.

Though the ITC instituted 70 new intellectual property investigations in the 2011 fiscal year, the most in the agency's history, the trade tribunal also reduced its average completion time for an investigation to 13.7 months, down from 18.4 months the previous fiscal year and 17.9 months in 2009, according to statistics released Jan. 24....
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