Partner David Hickerson is quoted in a Law360
article, “Qualcomm, Apple ITC Fight Could Revive ‘Public Interest
,’” about the U.S. International Trade Commission’s pending ruling on Qualcomm’s bid to ban imports of Apple iPhones found to infringe on a chip patent.
Hickerson, while taking no position on the merits of the case, said the ITC needs to use the opportunity to lay out to litigants how it will handle its public interest obligations, which it is statutorily required to consider. “It’s an excellent opportunity for the commission to take back its authority,” he said.