Importers Ask High Court To Decide ITC’s Jurisdiction Reach On $6M Patent Fine
(August 11, 2016, 3:17 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two importers on July 13 petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the International Trade Commission (ITC) overreached its jurisdiction into domestic patent issues when it issued a $6.2 million fine against them for violating a consent order and importing parts that infringed a communications system patent (DBN Holding, Inc. and BDN, LLC v. International Trade Commission, No. 16-63, U.S. Sup.).
(Petition for writ of certiorari available. Document #78-160815-017B.)
The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 12 affirmed a decision...