For judges, patent litigation cases are one of the most complex types of cases. Patent cases by their nature involve unique inventions and a patent document which is sometimes difficult to read and understand because of the technology. On top of this, the courts have to deal with their ever increasing case load which some attribute partly to Non Practicing Entities (NPEs). (see … [Read more...]
International Trade Commission handles intellectual property rights cases to block the importation of products that infringe a patent, copyright, trade secret or trademark.
Litigation at the International Trade Commission (ITC) of Washington, DC requires the patentee to have a domestic industry [in the U.S.] to block the importation of infringing products into the United States. The ITC is a trade forum and not an intellectual property forum. The ITC is concerned with protecting the U.S. economy from harm from imported products. Under Section … [Read more...]