Qualcomm, Apple ITC Fight Could Revive 'Public Interest'

Law360 (March 22, 2019, 7:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission's ruling on Qualcomm’s bid to ban imports of Apple iPhones found to infringe a chip patent could come down any day now, and it may be the most likely avenue in nearly 35 years for public interest factors such as competitive harm to shape the outcome of an ITC exclusion case.

ITC investigations under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 are statutorily required to consider public interest factors when weighing whether or not to exclude from importation into the United States a product that already has been found to infringe a valid patent or pose an...

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