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New Handbook from ALM’s Law Journal Press Provides IP Litigators with Guidelines for Section 337 Investigations

New Handbook from ALM’s Law Journal Press Provides IP Litigators with Guidelines for Section 337 Investigations

NEW YORK – October 6, 2014 – ALM’s Law Journal Press, a leading publisher of print and digital publications for legal and business professionals, today released a new handbook that offers practical guidance for how Section 337 investigations can be a useful tool in every IP practitioner’s toolkit.

Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 prohibits unfair competition related to the importation of products into the United States that infringe valid U.S. patents, copyrights, trademarks or embody a misappropriated trade secret. The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is a federal agency that provides trade expertise to the government and oversees Section 337 investigations and proceedings.

Section 337 Investigations: Unfair Trade Practice Litigation Before the ITC was written by Michael G. McManus and Rodney R. Sweetland, III, co-chairs of Duane Morris’ ITC Section 337 Litigation Practice Group. Both authors are seasoned attorneys who practice Section 337 litigation before the ITC, U.S. district courts and circuit courts of appeals, bringing a wealth of experience and guidance to readers.

The book offers a guide to the intricacies of Section 337 procedure and demystifies the ITC as a legal venue in an effort to help practitioners select the optimal forum for their clients’ cases. Specific topics covered include the following:

• Players in an ITC Section 337 Investigation
• Causes of Action: Elements and Defenses
• The Domestic Industry Requirement
• Structure of the Investigation
• Related District Court Litigation
• Discovery
• Temporary Relief and Early Termination
• Hearing Procedure
• Remedies
• Appeals

A detailed table of contents, as well as ordering information for this and other Law Journal Press publications, are available

Law Journal Press, a division of ALM, publishes more than 150 books — in print, online and mobile formats — on a broad range of legal and business topics. Written by leading lawyers and experts and updated regularly, Law Journal Press editions offer definitive and timely information, insightful analysis and practitioner-oriented guidance for the legal profession.

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