ITC Domestic Industry Rule Won't Get High Court Review

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a New York manufacturer's case seeking to relax the U.S. International Trade Commission's domestic industry rule that bars companies, including nonpracticing entities, from meeting the standard by pursuing litigation to enforce their patents.

Syracuse-based PPC Inc., which makes coaxial cable connectors, sought to reverse both the ITC and Federal Circuit, which found that the company didn't meet Section 337 of the Tariff Act's domestic industry requirement for one of its design patents because the company does not...
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