Topic Archives: Legislation

June 7, 2018Legislation

ITC Issues Revised Rules For Section 337 Investigations

On May 8, 2018, the ITC published in the Federal Register (83 F.R. 21140) long-awaited revisions to its Rules governing Section 337 investigations.  The ITC made several amendments to its Rules including (1) codifying the pilot program for early resolution of 337 investigations within 100 days of institution based on potentially dispositive issues; (2) authorizing the Commission ...›

May 30, 2014Legislation

House Bill Would Deter ITC Actions by Non-Practicing Entities

A bill proposed on May 29th in the House of Representatives would make it more difficult for non-practicing entities (“NPEs”) to sustain patent infringement actions at the ITC by tightening the domestic industry standard to require a showing that complainant’s licensing activities resulted in the development of actual products practicing the asserted patent. H.R. 4763 (“Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act”). ...›