Post-EBay, Patent Holders Drawn To ITC

Law360, New York (September 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The role of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in the world of patent enforcement litigation has increased dramatically in recent years.

The number of such patent enforcement actions filed before the ITC, known as Section 337 Investigations (19 U.S.C. § 1337), has grown from 11 Section 337 Investigations in fiscal year 2000, to 38 Section 337 Investigations instituted so far in fiscal year 2008. Several recent developments within the field of patent law have contributed to the attractiveness of the ITC as a forum for...
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