New ITC Rules Aim To Reduce E-Discovery Costs

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission is set to publish new rules on Tuesday aimed at curbing the costs of e-discovery during patent infringement disputes before the agency.

The ITC is expected to publish new rules in Tuesday's Federal Register that update the agency's e-discovery practices. The proposals place limits on what types of e-discovery can be sought during investigations brought under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

Currently, the ITC's discovery rule “contains no limitations on e-discovery and provides little guidance on when it...
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