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ITC Ruling Offers Chance For Infringer Reprieve From Import Bans

Bloomberg Law

09 Sep 2020

Mark Whitaker spoke to Bloomberg Law about the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) suspension of an import ban on drones because of a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office review that gives accused infringers an opening to escape a financially costly ban on moving goods into the country.

“It gives a little bit of light where there was none before for respondents,” Mark said. “If you have any inkling that you may be having a complaint brought against you in the ITC, and you know the patents that are going to be asserted, you should start your work right then on an [inter partes review].”

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