The International Trade Commission and Changes to United States Patent Law

Bugg, Robert E.
March 2011
Brooklyn Law Review;Spring2011, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p1093
Academic Journal
The article explains how the International Trade Commission (ITC) set up by the U.S. as a venue for addressing patent disputes is diverging from its primary goal of providing protection to American industries. It points out why this alternate patent-dispute forum is wreaking havoc on the U.S. patent system. It suggests a possible solution through the elimination of the ITC patent litigation powers through large-scale amendments to the U.S. patent law under a proposed Patent Pilot Program.


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