ITC Refuses Domestic-Industry Ruling In Wiper Blade IP Suit

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 4:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission nixed Federal-Mogul Corp.'s bid for a summary determination that it had met the domestic industry requirement of its patent infringement claim against competitor Trico Corp., finding Wednesday that Federal-Mogul hadn’t proven the technical prong of the requirement. 

Michigan-based Federal-Mogul filed a May 9 complaint with the commission saying Trico, of Rochester Hills, Mich., violated Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by importing flat-blade and beam-blade wipers from Mexico that infringe its patent. The commission voted to assign an administrative law...
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