International Trade Commission Litigation
It may be advantageous to litigate your intellectual property dispute in Section 337 proceedings at the International Trade Commission. These proceedings have become increasingly popular because they typically resolve themselves far faster than going to trial in Federal Court. An ITC litigation attorney requires an understanding of law that is unique to the agency and different from Federal Courts.
While the ITC cannot award monetary damages, the ITC can preclude the import of infringing goods and stop the sale of goods already in the United States. As a result, ITC proceedings may be a good way to achieve a fast and favorable settlement for patent owners.