Sean DeBruine served as a panelist at this teleconference hosted by Strafford Publications. The International Trade Commission (ITC) as a forum for litigating intellectual property disputes is becoming increasingly favored. The ITC allows IP owners to take advantage of often overlooked trade laws to protect their valuable rights. It also provides short time frames to resolution and a powerful remedy - exclusion from entering the U.S. With American consumers comprising a significant portion of the world's economy, exclusion from the U.S. markets is a huge disadvantage in the global economy. However, companies that seek relief at the ITC and fail may be punished in the stock market. A clear understanding of the risks and rewards of IP litigation at the ITC is critically important as globalization of production, distribution and consumption of goods continues to increase. This teleconference reviewed the ITC and its authority, discussed the pros and cons of litigating before the ITC and examined a §337 action and its enforcement.
June 14, 2007
1:00pm - 2:30pm