Injury Standards in Section 337 Investigations

Brunsvold, Brian G., Schill, Charles F., Schwendemann, Ursula | January 1, 1982

In this article the authors analyze the impact of the Trade Act of 1974 on Section 337 cases. They focus on the standards the International Trade Commission (ITC) uses in making its injury determinations in Section 337 cases. The authors also address the limited nature of judicial review over final ITC determinations, and conclude that the enhanced role of the ITC in Section 337 proceedings brought about by the Trade Act of 1974 creates a need for private litigants to build a thorough record on the issue of actual or incipient injury in proceedings before the ITC