Due to the speed at which cases progress before the Agency and the potential to secure an exclusion order enjoining importation of infringing goods, the ITC is a popular venue for patent owners that want to aggressively defend their intellectual property. Based on the current state of the law surrounding discretionary denials of co-pending inter partes review (IPR) petitions and proposed IPR legislation, the popularity of the ITC is increasing. During this webinar, we will discuss a number of key aspects and hot topics in Section 337 Investigations, including:
- Providing an overview of the ITC and recent ITC statistics
- Breaking down typical ITC/IPR timelines and explaining why IPRs are valuable even though the ITC will outpace the PTAB in most cases
- Providing an overview of recent IPR statistics, including an analysis of the interplay between ITC litigation and discretionary IPR denials
- Reviewing the “Restoring the America Invents Act” bill proposed by Senator Leahy – VT (D) and co-sponsor by Senator Cornyn – TX (R).