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ITC To Review Availability Of Injunctive Relief In Section 337 Investigations Involving Standard Essential Patents

17 July 2012

As noted in our previous alert, Judge Richard Posner's recent decision in Apple, Inc. and Next Software Inc., (f/k/a Next Computer, Inc.) v. Motorola, Inc. and Motorola Mobility, Inc., No. 1:11-cv-08540 (N.D. Ill. June 22, 2012), suggests that injunctive relief may be unavailable in patent infringement cases involving standard essential patents (SEP).