One Sided Congressional ITC Hearing Slams NPE’s

Law.com reports on Congressional hearing last week regarding NPE’s and ITC actions. Included in the report:

“At the July 18 hearing, subcommittee chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) commented on the growing ITC activity, particularly among non-practicing entities (also called patent assertion entities). Goodlatte observed that these patent assertion entities — that seek injunction-like exclusion orders at the ITC — are making an end run around the Supreme Court’s decision ineBay Inc. v. MercExchange LLC, 547 U.S. 388 (2006). That decision restricts patent infringement injunctions only to situations where monetary damages will not adequately compensate the patent holder. Goodlatte also noted that there were a growing number of named defendants in these actions, which contravenes the spirit of the America Invents Act’slimitation on the number of defendants in federal court patent infringement actions.”

http://www.law.com/jsp/lawtechnologynews/PubArticleLTN.jsp?id=1202563634770&slreturn=20120631160207

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