Patent Case May Pave Way For More Trolls At ITC

Law360, New York (January 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Nonpracticing entities have generally steered clear of taking their patent infringement cases to the U.S. International Trade Commission, but a pending case brought by a patent-holding company may make the forum more attractive.

Texas-based Saxon Innovations LLC lodged a complaint with the ITC in December, asking the agency to launch an investigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and issue an exclusion order on hand-held wireless devices made by Nokia Corp., Research In Motion Ltd. and other companies that allegedly infringe its patents....
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