The ITC and Patent Disputes: Is it time for reform?
When: October 20, 2022, 3 PM ET
Where: Consumer Technology Association Innovation House, 21 D Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
- Wayne Brough, Policy Director, Technology and Innovation, R Street Institute
- Matt Tanielian, Executive Director, ITC Modernization Alliance
- Melissa Blaustein, Founder, Allied for Startups
In recent years, patent cases at the International Trade Commission (ITC) have skyrocketed. Patent assertion entities (PAEs) have weaponized the ITC to target innovators who create valuable jobs and spur economic growth across multiple sectors of the U.S. economy. Rather than taking disputes to federal courts, PAEs are finding it easier and cheaper to have the ITC ban products from the U.S. market. These tactics can impose significant harms on U.S. businesses and consumers. It is time to reform this little-known agency and protect American innovation.
Join the R Street Institute for a discussion on this important issue on Oct. 20, 2022 at 3pm ET. A reception will follow the panel.
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