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Archived updates for Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Unfair Import Investigations on the Rise

According to a December 6, 2004 article in the National Law Journal (subscription required) the International Trade Commission is on track to institute more § 337 cases this year than ever before, with 28 investigations filed or instituted in the first 10 months of 2004 alone -- well above previous years' annual average of roughly 19 investigations.

Imports from China are increasing the fastest of all the U.S. trading partners and comprise the largest source of imports in the United States; thus, it is no surprise that imports
from China are the subject of most § 337 investigations under way today. In addition, a large percentage of these imports have been high-tech products, which tend to be the subject of most IP disputes.

Click here for a free audio-visual Internet presentation on "Unfair Import Investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission." Click here for more information on the importance of monitoring these ITC investigations.

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