ITC pilot program announced

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission announced a pilot program to test whether certain Section 337 investigations are amenable to early disposition. The stated purpose of the program is to identify, at institution, investigations that have a potentially dispositive issue and direct the presiding judge to rule on that issue early in the investigation, i.e., within 100 days from institution. Early resolution of investigations would offer a substantial savings to both the Commission and private parties' resources.

Fish Principal Monty Fusco further explains the procedures that are established and the related cost savings that is realized by this program. Read it all on Fish’s Litigation Blog.