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ITC Judge Finds Crocs Utility Patent Invalid

Law360 (April 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a significant setback for footwear company Crocs Inc., an administrative law judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that one of the company's key patents for its colorful plastic shoes is invalid for obviousness.

In May 2006, Crocs filed a complaint before the ITC against several competitors, claiming that their products infringed two of Crocs' patents, one utility patent and one design patent.

In his ruling Friday, Judge Charles E. Bullock found that some of the competitors had infringed the utility patent, but...
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