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ITC Section 337 Investigations: On board with Sedona Conference Commentary on Patent Litigation Best Practices

We are honored and delighted that our Washington, D.C. Senior Counsel and former U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Administrative Law Judge Theodore R. Essex was appointed as sole Judicial Advisor for February’s Publication of The Sedona Conference Working Group 10 (WG10) Commentary on Patent Litigation Best Practices: International Trade Commission Section 337 Investigations Chapter. The comment covers the following topics and is open for public comment through June 30, 2018:

  • Interactions with Office of Unfair Import Investigations
  • Discovery practices
  • Use of 100-day Program for Potentially Dispositive Issues
  • Markman Hearings and Tutorials
  • Use and Timing of Summary Determination and Stipulations
  • Streamlining the Record, Hearing Exhibits and Objections
  • Hearing Procedures
  • Public Interest
  • Petitions for Review
  • Enforcement and modification of ITC Exclusion Orders, Cease-and-Desist Orders, and Consent Orders
  • Public Versions of Documents Containing Business Information

This publication is one of a series of Working Group commentaries published by the Sedona Conference, a 501(c)(3) research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights. The mission of The Sedona Conference is to move the law forward in a reasoned and just way.

The Sedona Conference on International Patent Litigation: Aspirations Toward Attaining Effective Global IP Protection

More details on the 2018 Sedona Conference on International Patent Litigation, held in February can be found here