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ITC chair: Resource constraints, not company abuse, have delayed IP infringement litigation

February 19, 2021 at 8:30 AM
The U.S. International Trade Commission has had to extend deadlines in some intellectual property infringement cases because of resource and workload constraints, not because companies are abusing the process, according to ITC Chairman Jason Kearns. Citing fears of “possible anticompetitive behavior,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in December asked Kearns to answer seven questions about how the agency conducts investigations under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, and how it decides whether to grant deadline extensions that result in...

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