In a recent Order, the ITC denied Respondents’ request to use the ITC’s Early Disposition Program which allows the ALJ to decide within 100 days certain case dispositive issues while staying discovery of any remaining issues.
The ITC recently issued an order denying Respondents’ request to use the Early Disposition Program because issues regarding ownership of the asserted patents raised in the request would require third party discovery and were too complex to be resolved within 100 days.
Normally, the FDA monitors the improper distribution of drugs, but the ITC might also enter the fray if complainants can demonstrate injury.
By: Yury Kalish and David Maiorana – Late last week, the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) finalized changes to its rules, which changes were first proposed in late 2015. The new rules are expected to be published in the Federal Register in early May 2018 and will go into effect 30 days later.
The ALJ noted that the pending expiration of the ’340 patent is not disputable and the ITC does not have the authority to alter the expiration date.
By: Yury Kalish and David Maiorana – In a recent order, the Commission again declined to institute an Early Disposition Pilot Program (100-day Pilot Program), this time citing the complexity of the issues raised in the request.