1 October 2010PatentsJames Coughlan & John Schnurer

Why NPEs prefer the ITC

Non-practising entities (NPEs) have traditionally enforced their patent rights in US district courts and not at the US International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC cannot award monetary damages, and it imposes an additional jurisdictional hurdle not required by the district courts.

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