Fed. Circ. Mulls ITC Arbitration Order In LG Patent Row

Law360, Washington (April 4, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit panel on Thursday debated whether it could overrule a U.S. International Trade Commission decision to send InterDigital Inc. and LG Electronics Inc. to arbitration over LG's alleged trade law violations, with some judges suggesting that it's unclear whether the ITC ruling is final and ripe for appeal. 

Although InterDigital claimed the ITC erred when it sent the company's spat with LG to arbitration rather than continuing to investigate allegations that LG imported products that infringed some of InterDigital's 3G wireless patents, the appellate...
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