ClearCorrect Ruling Keeps ITC From Policing Web Piracy

Law360, New York (November 10, 2015, 10:05 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit's decision Tuesday that the U.S. International Trade Commission cannot block importation of infringing digital files stymies plans by the movie and music industries to use the trade body to fight piracy, but the case is a strong candidate for en banc review, attorneys say.

On Tuesday, the Federal Circuit held that the ITC can only handle patent, copyright and trademark infringement cases involving "material things," not digital files. (Credit: Law360) While the case involved a company called ClearCorrect found to have used digital files to create patent-infringing versions of Invisalign clear braces, the case attracted the attention of...

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